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“Whoa! I nodded off there for a moment. I’d better tell Dr. Jill to order me some of Kristen’s melanin supplements. You can’t let your pineal gland calcify!”

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Wikipedia Locks Page for Biden’s Tentative DOJ Civil Rights Chief

By Rudy Takala, Jan 12th, 2021, 5:23 pm

Wikipedia editors on Tuesday locked the page for President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division after users attempted to add reference to a 1994 letter she authored suggesting Black people had “superior physical and mental abilities.”

 
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  1. Wokepedia, you mean. It’s been ten years since I ever donated to them, and it’ll never happen again. Unfortunately Mozilla is falling in line too. You can run but you can’t hide.

    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Polistra

    I switched to Infogalactic a while back.

    https://infogalactic.com/info/Joe_Biden

    Replies: @photondancer, @Seneca44

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Polistra


    Unfortunately Mozilla is falling in line too.
     
    They fell ages ago, when they canned the innocent Brendan Eich. Damn the Red Panda!*


    https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2014/04/03/brendan-eich-steps-down-as-mozilla-ceo/


    *No, it's not a fox.
    , @El Dato
    @Polistra


    It’s been ten years since I ever donated to them
     
    AFAIK, these donations go to high salaries of assorted friends of Jimbo. The woke brigades work on this on their free time.

    An article from 2014. Maybe they have become poorer since?

    Wikipedia won't stop BEGGING for cash - despite sitting on $60m

    Mozilla is falling in line too.
     
    How does it feel when a red trash panda with a woke saviour complex is out to get you?

    Anyway "locking down the blackboard" was not yet a thing in 1984. The local Blockleiter keeps the key until things have calmed down!
    , @kaganovitch
    @Polistra

    You can run but you can’t hide.

    It's as Trotsky said "You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you."

    , @Curmudgeon
    @Polistra

    It's not Wokepedia, it's Ziopedia.

  2. Wikipedia supports a higher Truth.

    • Agree: Polemos
  3. I was trying to find out how old she was when she wrote that letter. But the Wiki page doesn’t even have her year of birth. Weird.

    • Replies: @George
    @LemmusLemmus

    "doesn’t even have her year of birth" 1975.

    Kristen Clarke Biden, Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, Civil Rights, and Net Worth
    https://factsbuddy.com/kristen-clarke/

    Kristen Clarke is an American attorney. Currently, she is the President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Previously, Clarke managed the Civil Rights Bureau of the New York Department of Law under Eric Schneiderman. In 2019, she represented Taylor Dumpson, who is the first Jamaican-American woman student body president of American University, in her landmark case against white supremacists.

    She has a teenage son. However, Clarke has not revealed information about her marital status.

    Dumpson case:

    He tweeted hate at her. She sued. Then she met him (Andrew Anglin)
    https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/21/us/white-supremacist-apology-to-student-soh/index.html

    Taylor Dumpson: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
    https://heavy.com/news/2017/05/taylor-dumpson-banana-noose-american-university-racial-incident-racism/

    Replies: @LemmusLemmus

  4. 2020 was something else.

    2021 is on another level.

    2021 > 2020

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    https://twitter.com/axios/status/1349197713246621698

    Question: Why?

    Answer: Because it's 2021!

    Replies: @Sgt. Joe Friday, @SunBakedSuburb

    , @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    https://twitter.com/axios/status/1349197713246621698

    Question: Why?

    Answer: Because it's 2021!

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @Polistra, @Sick of Orcs, @GeraldB, @indocon, @Ragno, @EdwardM

    , @Lockean Proviso
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Very interesting timing. Pompeo gave a speech yesterday at the National Press Club warning that Al-Queda is now in Iran, and just might be cooking up some good old fashioned mass terrorism. Either it's a ludicrous and pathetic last gasp, OR it's a ludicrous and pathetic setup for something like a New Pearl Harbor (where have we heard that before?).

    If Trump's impeached today and Pence is in for a week and something happens, what would then happen? Maybe it would distract us so much that we'd have to put off such trivialities as what's scheduled for January 20th. Or at least maybe Pence and McConnell see it that way.

    I'd stay out of major cities for a week.


    https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/1/13/the-iran-al-qaeda-axis-here-we-go-again

    The ‘Iran-al-Qaeda Axis’: Here we go again
    Two decades after invading Iraq for alleged links to al-Qaeda, the US now says Iran is the armed group’s ‘new home’

  5. Wikipedia censoring inconvenient-to-the-woke facts? I’m shocked!

    • Replies: @Peter D. Bredon
    @photondancer

    As Joe would say, "The people don't have a right to know about my nominees."

    , @Jack D
    @photondancer

    The Streisand Effect means that such efforts at censorship usually backfire.

    The only one this news gets hidden from are the Leftists who would be triggered if they saw the truth (which they already know anyway) written down in their precious Wikipedia. As long as it's not in Wikipedia, it didn't really happen as far as they are concerned. If you've won the Wikipedia edit war, then you've changed history. People who are not idiots understand that whether or not something is written on a Wikipedia page doesn't determine whether or not it actually happened.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Polistra

  6. Is Biden awake in that photo? Or is he drifting through the phantasmagoric wonderland that lies just beyond the threshold of wakefulness?

    What does Joseph R. Biden dream about? Do we dare speculate?

    “Geez, Grandpa! And I thought Uncle Hunter was aggressive!”

    Enjoy your nap, Sleepy Joe.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @Stan Adams


    Is Biden awake in that photo? Or is he drifting through the phantasmagoric wonderland that lies just beyond the threshold of wakefulness?
     
    Hmmm ... I thought with his arms folded like that he might be doing that I Dream of Jeannie blink and make some of that old black magic happen.

    What does Joseph R. Biden dream about? Do we dare speculate?
     
    Dreaming of nuzzling her neck and sniffing her hair?
    , @Just another serf
    @Stan Adams


    Is Biden awake in that photo? Or is he drifting through the phantasmagoric wonderland that lies just beyond the threshold of wakefulness?

    What does Joseph R. Biden dream about?
     
    I’m sure he dreams about that sweet, sweet citadel of freedom, the senate. The corrupt old sociopath dreams of that magnificent upper chamber, filled to capacity with senators cheering for Joe as he waves the famous gavel and bringing cloture to that most august deliberative body and bags full of cash to each senator.
    , @James O'Meara
    @Stan Adams

    "Is Biden awake in that photo? Or is he drifting through the phantasmagoric wonderland that lies just beyond the threshold of wakefulness? What does Joseph R. Biden dream about? Do we dare speculate?"

    That's the "hypnagogic" state you refer to, which occurs just as one drifts into, or out of, sleep.

    The great midcentury mystic Neville Goddard emphasized it as the time to exercise what we would today call "lucid dreaming" so as to change future events.

    As Steve has written here, Trump attended Norman Vincent Peale's church in NYC, who promoted a similar system (see his The Power of Positive Imaging). I wrote about the use of memes to visualize Trump's unlikely win here: https://counter-currents.com/2016/12/lord-kek-commands-a-look-at-the-origins-of-meme-magic/ and about both Trump and Neville in my book, Mysticism after Modernism (Manticore, 2021).

    In short, you should be very afraid.

  7. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/jbarro/status/1349168016748146688

    2020 was something else.

    2021 is on another level.

    2021 > 2020

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @JohnnyWalker123, @Lockean Proviso

    Question: Why?

    Answer: Because it’s 2021!

    • Replies: @Sgt. Joe Friday
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Elaine Chao and her family.

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Mitch and his gorgeous wattles. He never disappoints.

  8. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/jbarro/status/1349168016748146688

    2020 was something else.

    2021 is on another level.

    2021 > 2020

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @JohnnyWalker123, @Lockean Proviso

    Question: Why?

    Answer: Because it’s 2021!

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @JohnnyWalker123

    The problem is that it wouldn’t be as shocking and damning of Trump as it would be of Mitch.

    , @Polistra
    @JohnnyWalker123

    McConnell did everything he could to ensure Trump's defeat and to ensure that the Republicans would lose their Senate majority. So this is hardly out of character for him.

    It is, however, further evidence of how useless and counterproductive the Republican Party has become. The sooner it's disbanded the better.

    , @Sick of Orcs
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Snitch mccuckle is a bigger p___y than pence.

    , @GeraldB
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Why? Well, like Mitch, I defended Trump until a couple of weeks ago. As he lost lawsuit after lawsuit, yet refused to admit defeat, I became more and more uncomfortable.

    I thought his phone call to the Georgia secretary of state was the last straw. His oddly specific demand that they "find" the exact number of votes needed for him to win, and his veiled threats reminded me of a Mafia Don.

    But that wasn't the last straw. His speech on January 6 was clearly an incitement to violence. It was also a lie... he said "We're going to march down to the Capitol, and I'll be right there with you." But where was he? If he had any balls, he would have led the group storming the Capitol.

    At any rate, the House is going to pass articles of impeachment. The trial in the Senate should be extremely short; a video of his speech on Jan. 6 should be all the evidence that they need to find him guilty of inciting insurrection.

    Replies: @peterike, @Reg Cæsar, @TFwimbling

    , @indocon
    @JohnnyWalker123

    It's pretty straightforward, Republicans will convict Trump now, then will be shellacked in 2022, Democrats will come back and do what they couldn't do this year - add DC+PR, eliminate filibuster. One thing coincidently you are not seeing in the Democratic agenda is amnesty, why? My guess is because this past election cycle scared the bejesus out of them that emerging Latino vote bank would be like they are cousins down south and would be amiable for Bernie styles Socialism. As a result, you will see continuation of status quo with maybe an attempt to add more pliable immigrants like Indians through S383 like bill. Once again, moronic Republicans have a opportunity on their hands which they are not likely to seize - but all other ethnic types against Indians in any attempt to tinker with immigration quotas.

    , @Ragno
    @JohnnyWalker123

    I think we're all supposed to suddenly shiver in our boots because - gee, the Deep State is really, really mad this time!

    Amazingly, they STILL don't understand that we're simply not listening anymore.

    After all: what can they threaten us with at this point? If Uncle Shemp locked you down into bankruptcy, then gave the DNC's army of Orcs the all-clear to loot and burn the corpse of your business and/or your city entire, and now disenfranchises you and yours by stealing your vote right in front of you - safe in the knowledge that the other 2/3 of the Unholy Trinity (Silicon Valley and the MSM) will be only too happy to ball-gag your voice into a muffled inaudible sound no one can hear, let alone interpret......what more can they threaten you with? Literal Mau-Mau invaders climbing through your windows?

    This is why I cannot and will not preface my hostility towards our Ruling Class with a dickless disclaimer like first of all, I completely condemn the violence we saw last week in our nation's capitol - because I most assuredly do NOT.

    What I saw was roughly 90 minutes of mild-to-moderate civil disobedience, probably goosed into being by antifa, but in any event the textbook definition of a mostly-peaceful protest that was long, LONG overdue, even at watered-down half- or quarter-strength.

    Let me state it plainly: our nation's Capitol is not sacred or sacrosanct; Main Street, USA is. That's where honest men and women toil to keep our lights out and our drinking water potable, and where they produce the tax money that the Uniparty steals to maintain their hive of scum and villainy....and you saw last year what Congress thinks of Main Street.

    Yes, I know: it's too late to reinstate Mr Trump, and though I can't help but admire his balls, he was probably never going to correct his errors of judgment and procedure - in fact, granting him another four years at this point would probably result in free chicken and repamarations for that sucking chest wound of the 13% of the electorate that has never and will never contribute a damn thing except horrific news items on the local-crime blotters of our nation's pennysavers. But if we owe Trump anything - and we do - it's his example legitimizing what we've long known to the point where we should all be saying it out loud to one another, and to anyone who cares to engage us in political discussions, from here on out:

    We are not listening anymore.

    Replies: @Orville H. Larson

    , @EdwardM
    @JohnnyWalker123

    We have to give Mitch McConnell a lot of credit for the successes, such as they were, of the Trump presidency. Given what he had to work with, he was a large net positive in the past four years.

    Still, I would be outraged if he voted to impeach. I guess he'd prefer that Trump not be the nominee in 2024 for whatever reason. He just got reelected, so it seems likely that he won't have to face the voters again (though he'll be only 84 in 2026, still younger than average, I suppose, for a U.S. Senator).

  9. @Polistra
    Wokepedia, you mean. It's been ten years since I ever donated to them, and it'll never happen again. Unfortunately Mozilla is falling in line too. You can run but you can't hide.

    Replies: @Kronos, @Reg Cæsar, @El Dato, @kaganovitch, @Curmudgeon

    I switched to Infogalactic a while back.

    https://infogalactic.com/info/Joe_Biden

    • Replies: @photondancer
    @Kronos

    The grammar in that article made me wonder if it was written by a dissident Chinese person.

    , @Seneca44
    @Kronos

    Fascinating article about J. Biden which is essentially the mirror image of articles written about Trump by the MSM. They casually mention that Biden pulled off the greatest vote fraud in history in the same matter of fact tone that the MSM describes Trump as inciting riots by repeating the lie about vote fraud. Thanks for the link--it's always great to discover another viewpoint not in line with TPTB.

  10. @Kronos
    @Polistra

    I switched to Infogalactic a while back.

    https://infogalactic.com/info/Joe_Biden

    Replies: @photondancer, @Seneca44

    The grammar in that article made me wonder if it was written by a dissident Chinese person.

  11. Speaking of civil rights, St Paul’s last homicide of 2020 was a 2-year-old boy, and the first of 2021 was a 2-year-old girl. No white folks appear to be involved.

    Child, 2, Fatally Struck By Bullet In St. Paul As City Sets Homicide Record

    A gunfight gone wrong. Not even a mile north of the State Capitol.

    This is the first year that St. Paul has surpassed 200 people shot, according to the police department, and 28 of the homicides have been shootings.

    https://www.brainerddispatch.com/news/crime-and-courts/6815946-2-year-old-killed-in-shooting-in-St.-Paul-on-Wednesday

    That’s 7.14 shooting victims to each shooting homicide. A Ruthian* figure.

    Charges: Mother Beat 2-Year-Old Melody Vang To Death In St. Paul Home

    A spanking gone wrong. Well, spare the rod…

    *Speaking of baseball, a century ago Commissioner Landis was in his second month on the job, about to issue his fatwa, and the criminal trial against the players was about to get underway.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Reg Cæsar


    The couple’s other five children, ranging in age from 8 months to 11 years, were taken into protective custody. The victim and her siblings had only returned to their parents custody within the last year after spending time in foster care.
     
    Correction: the five they admit to. Child abuse in the 'underclass' is yet another thing we're not allowed to mention in the Current Year, Because systemic Racism.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @El Dato
    @Reg Cæsar


    A spanking gone wrong. Well, spare the rod…
     
    The death penalty is seriously underappreciated.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  12. @Polistra
    Wokepedia, you mean. It's been ten years since I ever donated to them, and it'll never happen again. Unfortunately Mozilla is falling in line too. You can run but you can't hide.

    Replies: @Kronos, @Reg Cæsar, @El Dato, @kaganovitch, @Curmudgeon

    Unfortunately Mozilla is falling in line too.

    They fell ages ago, when they canned the innocent Brendan Eich. Damn the Red Panda!*

    https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2014/04/03/brendan-eich-steps-down-as-mozilla-ceo/

    *No, it’s not a fox.

    • Agree: Dissident
    • LOL: Polemos
  13. • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @Hippopotamusdrome

    "COVID Vaccine To Be Required For LAUSD Students Prior To Returning To Campus"

    You'd think young healthy people should be last on the vaccination list, if they're on it at all. Why not just vaccinate the teaching staff?

  14. OT: Can’t Trump just pardon the Capitol insurrectionists?

    After all, Clinton pardoned Communist insurgents community activists who defiled the temple of Democracy bombed the Senate in fiery but mostly peaceful protest of the Imperialst aggression against the People’s Revolutionary Government of Grenada.

    Bomb Blast Rips Room In Capitol

    List of people pardoned by Bill Clinton

    Susan Lisa Rosenberg…charged with a role in the 1983 bombing of the United States Capitol Building

    Linda Evans

    sentenced in 1990 to five years in prison for conspiracy and malicious destruction in connection with eight bombings including the 1983 United States Senate bombing

    Her sentence was commuted in 2001 by President Bill Clinton

    [MORE]

    1983 United States Senate bombing
    …On November 7, 1983
    …The force of the device, hidden under a bench at the eastern end of the corridor outside the Chamber, blew off the door to the office of Democratic Leader Robert C. Byrd….the blast also punched a hole in a wall partition, sending a shower of pulverized brick, plaster, and glass into the Republican cloakroom. The explosion caused no structural damage to the Capitol. The force shattered mirrors, chandeliers, and furniture. Officials calculated damages of $250,000 (equivalent to $640,000 in 2019).

    The group Resistance Conspiracy was a United States-based branch of the wider communist organization known as the May 19th Communist Order. … The organization is also known as the Armed Resistance Unit, the Red Guerilla Resistance, and the Revolutionary Fighting Group.

    Earlier in that year…a small bomb detonated at the National War College

    A year later…a group calling itself the Guerilla Resistance Movement took responsibility for a bombing at the Officer’s Club at the Washington Navy Yard

    After a four and a half years investigation, federal agents arrested six members of the Resistance Conspiracy, on May 12, 1988, and charged them with bombings of the Capitol

    The Court dropped charges against three co-defendants, who already served extended prison sentences for related crimes. Whitehorn was sentenced to 20 years; Evans, to 5 years

    On January 20, 2001, the day he left office, President Bill Clinton commuted Evans’s sentence

    Inside the female-run communist terror group hell-bent on destruction

    The handcuffed woman glowered as federal investigators swarmed the Cherry Hill, New Jersey, storage unit where her “combat materials” were stashed.

    Rosenberg knew that the unit was stuffed with 740 pounds of leaking explosives.

    The bust marked the beginning of the end of the May 19th Communist Organization, the nation’s only woman-run terror group

    Most of M19’s women were lesbians who claimed their orientation fueled their politics

    Alan Berkman donated his sperm so that founding member Judy Clark could get pregnant without having to endure conventional sex.

    they allied with the Black Liberation Army to break cop-killer Joanne Chesimard (aka Assata Shakur) out of prison in 1979. Two years later they assisted in the notorious Brink’s robbery of 1981, which killed two Nyack police officers and a bank guard.

    The first target was an FBI field office in Staten Island,…The women planted a timer-controlled bomb in an unguarded restroom on Jan. 28, 1983

    M19 bombed the Officers Club at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC, on April 20, 1984

    Later that year, on Nov. 7, M19 members blended in with the tourists and staffers who swarmed the US Capitol. They stashed a Puma-branded duffel bag under a bench just outside the Senate chamber

    The blast that night punched a 15-foot crater in a brick wall, shattered chandeliers

    After Rosenberg’s bust, it took the FBI six months to roll up the rest of M19 in ones and twos, hiding in safe houses throughout the Northeast.

    The rest served lengthy sentences before release or parole.
    Bill Clinton granted Rosenberg a presidential pardon on his last day in office in 2001, after she had served 16 years. Now 64, she teaches women’s studies at CUNY’s Hunter College in Manhattan.

    https://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/sites/default/files/20160328-1983-Senate-bombing.jpg

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Hippopotamusdrome

    That's an interesting list of previous pardons. But wouldn't a person have to be convicted or plead guilty before being pardoned? That's unlikely to happen before the end of Trump's term.

    Replies: @Indiana Jack, @lysias, @Thomas

    , @YetAnotherAnon
    @Hippopotamusdrome

    I see one of the people Clinton pardoned on exit was a Leonard Browder. Any relation to Bill/Earl Browder?

    , @V. Hickel
    @Hippopotamusdrome

    if he doesnt he is finished. actually he is finished politically no matter what, but pardoning them (except whoever killed the officer) woild at least show some spine. recent development in the case:

    https://youtu.be/3R7WrlIIV3o

  15. The real question is: Who is more “Anti-White”, Kristen Clarke or Joe Biden?

  16. The mystery of the missing Blacks at Stuyvesant HS is solved!!!

    “Clarke’s parents immigrated to Brooklyn from Jamaica.” So of course she attended a specialized HS like Stuyvesant. “She attended Choate Rosemary Hall, where she was the only girl to join the boy’s wrestling squad.” But how did she end up at Choate in Connecticut? There is actually an organization whose mission is to make it impossible for New York City specialized high schools to have many Blacks. “Clarke was a member of Prep for Prep, a non-profit organization that looks to support students of color in accessing private school education.”

    “Prep for Prep is a leadership development and gifted education program “that offers promising students of color access to a private school education.” It is targeted toward high achieving New York City minority students in public, charter and parochial schools.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prep_for_Prep

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @George

    Good point.

    I wonder how truly underprivileged Clarke's upbringing was. She sounds like Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder, who came from a nice neighborhood in Queens full of Barbadians from that island's mulatto middle class.

    But Clarke isn't as fair-skinned as Holder and Jamaica is rougher than Barbados.

    Replies: @Altai, @George

  17. @Hippopotamusdrome
    OT: Can't Trump just pardon the Capitol insurrectionists?

    After all, Clinton pardoned Communist insurgents community activists who defiled the temple of Democracy bombed the Senate in fiery but mostly peaceful protest of the Imperialst aggression against the People's Revolutionary Government of Grenada.

    Bomb Blast Rips Room In Capitol


    List of people pardoned by Bill Clinton

    Susan Lisa Rosenberg...charged with a role in the 1983 bombing of the United States Capitol Building

     



    Linda Evans
    ...
    sentenced in 1990 to five years in prison for conspiracy and malicious destruction in connection with eight bombings including the 1983 United States Senate bombing
    ...
    Her sentence was commuted in 2001 by President Bill Clinton

     



    1983 United States Senate bombing
    ...On November 7, 1983
    ...The force of the device, hidden under a bench at the eastern end of the corridor outside the Chamber, blew off the door to the office of Democratic Leader Robert C. Byrd....the blast also punched a hole in a wall partition, sending a shower of pulverized brick, plaster, and glass into the Republican cloakroom. The explosion caused no structural damage to the Capitol. The force shattered mirrors, chandeliers, and furniture. Officials calculated damages of $250,000 (equivalent to $640,000 in 2019).
    ...
    The group Resistance Conspiracy was a United States-based branch of the wider communist organization known as the May 19th Communist Order. ... The organization is also known as the Armed Resistance Unit, the Red Guerilla Resistance, and the Revolutionary Fighting Group.
    ...
    Earlier in that year...a small bomb detonated at the National War College
    ...
    A year later...a group calling itself the Guerilla Resistance Movement took responsibility for a bombing at the Officer's Club at the Washington Navy Yard
    ...
    After a four and a half years investigation, federal agents arrested six members of the Resistance Conspiracy, on May 12, 1988, and charged them with bombings of the Capitol
    ...
    The Court dropped charges against three co-defendants, who already served extended prison sentences for related crimes. Whitehorn was sentenced to 20 years; Evans, to 5 years
    ...
    On January 20, 2001, the day he left office, President Bill Clinton commuted Evans's sentence

    Inside the female-run communist terror group hell-bent on destruction
    ...
    The handcuffed woman glowered as federal investigators swarmed the Cherry Hill, New Jersey, storage unit where her “combat materials” were stashed.
    ...
    Rosenberg knew that the unit was stuffed with 740 pounds of leaking explosives.
    ...
    The bust marked the beginning of the end of the May 19th Communist Organization, the nation’s only woman-run terror group
    ...
    Most of M19’s women were lesbians who claimed their orientation fueled their politics
    ...
    Alan Berkman donated his sperm so that founding member Judy Clark could get pregnant without having to endure conventional sex.
    ...
    they allied with the Black Liberation Army to break cop-killer Joanne Chesimard (aka Assata Shakur) out of prison in 1979. Two years later they assisted in the notorious Brink’s robbery of 1981, which killed two Nyack police officers and a bank guard.
    ...
    The first target was an FBI field office in Staten Island,...The women planted a timer-controlled bomb in an unguarded restroom on Jan. 28, 1983
    ...
    M19 bombed the Officers Club at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC, on April 20, 1984
    ...
    Later that year, on Nov. 7, M19 members blended in with the tourists and staffers who swarmed the US Capitol. They stashed a Puma-branded duffel bag under a bench just outside the Senate chamber
    ...
    The blast that night punched a 15-foot crater in a brick wall, shattered chandeliers
    ...
    After Rosenberg’s bust, it took the FBI six months to roll up the rest of M19 in ones and twos, hiding in safe houses throughout the Northeast.
    ...
    The rest served lengthy sentences before release or parole. Bill Clinton granted Rosenberg a presidential pardon on his last day in office in 2001, after she had served 16 years. Now 64, she teaches women’s studies at CUNY’s Hunter College in Manhattan.

     

    https://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/sites/default/files/20160328-1983-Senate-bombing.jpg

    Replies: @Rob McX, @YetAnotherAnon, @V. Hickel

    That’s an interesting list of previous pardons. But wouldn’t a person have to be convicted or plead guilty before being pardoned? That’s unlikely to happen before the end of Trump’s term.

    • Replies: @Indiana Jack
    @Rob McX

    Ford pardoned Nixon before he plead guilty or was convicted of any crimes.

    Replies: @Rob McX

    , @lysias
    @Rob McX

    Nixon was pardoned even before he was indicted for anything, never mind being convicted or pleading guilty. And courts upheld the validity of the pardon.

    , @Thomas
    @Rob McX

    No a person doesn't need to be convicted before being pardoned. Nixon was pardoned.

    Seriously doubt Trump will pardon any of them though. They can't help or hurt him now, and pardoning them will just make him look worse.

    Replies: @James O'Meara

  18. The CIA-Mossad Wikipedia, is supervised by Jewish arch-Zionist Jimmy ‘Jimbo’ Wales, who was selling pornography on the internet before being recruited by the intel boys to head web dis-info via Wikimedia

    Wales has attended intimate birthday parties of Presidents of Israel, and has received a $1 million ‘prize’ from Tel Aviv University for his services. Wales has mysteriously amassed significant personal wealth, allegedly from clever ‘foreign currency trading’, a standard cover for money-laundering.

    Israelis and Jewish figures often boast of how Wikipedia is one of their major ‘assets’ in the world.

    Wikipedia, a fabrication of Israel’s intelligence services. They control Wikipedia and use it to provide cover for war crimes, smear campaigns and as cover for espionage operations … Many Wikipedia “editors” are, in fact, terrorists, spies or highly disturbed persons.

    Wikipedia is hailed by Zionist Israel as “…the major source of information in the world.” They even advertise, with standard Zionist chutzpah, that Wikipedia is “…under constant, paid review of Zionist assets.”

    – Gordon Duff of Veterans Today, himself Jewish (‘self-hating Jew’ he chuckles)

    EU police agencies and the European Commission, have a detailed report on how Wikipedia is a criminally-involved tool for intelligence agencies, using ‘Twenty major techniques of CIA – Wikipedia deception’
    EU Police Agency and Prosecutor Report on Wikipedia, an Intel Agency Fraud
    http://pastebin.com/BeppgiMJ

  19. Twitter, Facebook, Google, Wikipedia, all tightening their control. The days when the Internet promised free and open exchange of information and opinions are beginning to seem like a distant memory. The Web is fast converging with the old print media when it comes to political conformity.

    • Replies: @JackOH
    @Rob McX

    I've learned a lot from some of the articles here and from the often expert commentariat. Ditto, one or two other Webzines I've read and commented on. Much of that learning confirms my own observations about how weak and rotten some of our institutions, such as higher education, and public policies are.

    It'll be a real loss if we get censorship, no matter how it's sold to us.

    , @Known Fact
    @Rob McX

    I expect the hammer to come down on conservative talk radio as well, especially once Rush is no more. Call it old-school or retro but it does reach a lot of people. I heard one large media group was warning its hosts not to question the election any longer

    , @Almost Missouri
    @Rob McX


    The Web is fast converging with the old print media when it comes to political conformity.
     
    The web is much much worse than the old print media when it comes to political conformity. Old print media didn't dox you and try to get you convicted of federal crimes when you used it.

    Parler, which (in)famously required your phone number when you signed up and your government ID when you verified (though, ironically, Parler never revealed who its owners are), was sufficiently poorly coded that hostile third parties have now downloaded and publicly reposted every image and video that users ever posted (including in "deleted" posts), in order to help the Deep State RICO and sedition-ify them. Every one of those media files is now linkable to a real world person via an easy-peasy subpoena. Even without subpoenas, since Parler did not strip metadata, the files can probably be linked to home addresses, which even subpoenas can't necessarily do. In other words, Parler may have just become the world's biggest honeytrap. And it appears that it wasn't even a conspiracy, just a self-own by semi-competent programmers and promoters.

    https://gizmodo.com/every-deleted-parler-post-many-with-users-location-dat-1846032466

    For extra irony, the hacker leading this effort describes herself as "Meiklejohnian absolutist. free speech as in free-for-everyone", or in other words the freest of the free in free speech advocacy, yet she's leading (from Austria apparently) the effort for the biggest punishment of free speech in US history.

    Replies: @Kratoklastes, @Rob McX, @Polistra

  20. @George
    The mystery of the missing Blacks at Stuyvesant HS is solved!!!

    "Clarke's parents immigrated to Brooklyn from Jamaica." So of course she attended a specialized HS like Stuyvesant. "She attended Choate Rosemary Hall, where she was the only girl to join the boy's wrestling squad." But how did she end up at Choate in Connecticut? There is actually an organization whose mission is to make it impossible for New York City specialized high schools to have many Blacks. "Clarke was a member of Prep for Prep, a non-profit organization that looks to support students of color in accessing private school education."

    "Prep for Prep is a leadership development and gifted education program "that offers promising students of color access to a private school education." It is targeted toward high achieving New York City minority students in public, charter and parochial schools."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prep_for_Prep

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Good point.

    I wonder how truly underprivileged Clarke’s upbringing was. She sounds like Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder, who came from a nice neighborhood in Queens full of Barbadians from that island’s mulatto middle class.

    But Clarke isn’t as fair-skinned as Holder and Jamaica is rougher than Barbados.

    • Replies: @Altai
    @Steve Sailer

    How much did Rastafarianism as extremist but expressing common attitudes in Jamaica figure in her comfort with that letter. Basically a religion of Afrocentric silliness.

    , @George
    @Steve Sailer

    The Prep for Prep WP page has some details:

    "Prep for Prep opened in 1978 with 25 students and three teachers. It was founded by Gary Simons, a public-school teacher in the Bronx."

    Encouraging talented Blacks to exit the public school system is an inside job. I am guessing than many NYC teachers know about the organization. Which kind of implies that on the inside the people who run the public school system know it is not that good, even Stuyvesant, and encourage talented Blacks and Hispanics to leave. Prep for Prep is 50 years old which makes it older than most of the fad oriented world of public education.

    "Today, the Prep for Prep community includes over 3,000 students and alumni.[4] There are two sub-schools, Anne Frank and Johnny Gunther Jr. "

    Johnny Gunther Jr may be this person who died very young: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Be_Not_Proud_(book)

    There might be an IQ aspect to this showing the limits of nurture.

    The alumni+student count is 5000 on their website. They seem to be about 1/3 Hispanic with no Asians or MENAs.
    https://www.prepforprep.org/about/about-prep

    I am really into the 'conspiracy theory' aspect of this. One might think the 'streetwise' New York Times would know about Prep for Prep, but they don't let on. I wonder how many similar organizations are out there.

  21. @LemmusLemmus
    I was trying to find out how old she was when she wrote that letter. But the Wiki page doesn't even have her year of birth. Weird.

    Replies: @George

    “doesn’t even have her year of birth” 1975.

    Kristen Clarke Biden, Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, Civil Rights, and Net Worth
    https://factsbuddy.com/kristen-clarke/

    Kristen Clarke is an American attorney. Currently, she is the President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Previously, Clarke managed the Civil Rights Bureau of the New York Department of Law under Eric Schneiderman. In 2019, she represented Taylor Dumpson, who is the first Jamaican-American woman student body president of American University, in her landmark case against white supremacists.

    She has a teenage son. However, Clarke has not revealed information about her marital status.

    Dumpson case:

    He tweeted hate at her. She sued. Then she met him (Andrew Anglin)
    https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/21/us/white-supremacist-apology-to-student-soh/index.html

    Taylor Dumpson: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
    https://heavy.com/news/2017/05/taylor-dumpson-banana-noose-american-university-racial-incident-racism/

    • Replies: @LemmusLemmus
    @George

    Thanks!

    So she was 18 or 19 . . . hmmm, trying to decide whether that's young enough to apply the "stupidity is the privilege of youth" standard. I tend towards no.

  22. It’s good that Wiki censorship is (in this case) so open, it’ll redpill a decent chunk of Republican voters (assuming they ever find out, of course, it won’t be via CNN or the BBC).

    As I keep saying, wiki is great for stuff that’s (at the moment) uncontentious, but poison for anything where there may be political implications to be drawn.

  23. @Hippopotamusdrome

    “COVID Vaccine To Be Required For LAUSD Students Prior To Returning To Campus”

    You’d think young healthy people should be last on the vaccination list, if they’re on it at all. Why not just vaccinate the teaching staff?

    • Agree: Ben tillman
  24. Caption competition maybe for the Kristen/Joe photo?

    Kristen: so we’ll provide free melanin for y’all and we’ll all be superior

    Joe: ZZZZ , say what?

  25. Joe Biden’s DOJ Civil Rights nominee Kristen Clarke =
    Jelled ’n’ ironed hair! (Sick, re-begins jettison vomick).

  26. A clear-sighted response by the swamp and Democratic party to the protest would have been conciliation and understanding. Instead, they’ve opted for hypocrisy, hysteria and will obviously further radicalise the protestors

    They’re aiming for 20 year prison sentences for hundreds of participants, whereas with 200 days of #BLM protests, that were much more violent, they gave mostly just adoration and $$$.

    The reporting has also been deeply dishonest and even the BBC may as well be working as a particularly sycophantic and craven PR outlet for the Democratic party. For example, it mostly tries to gives the impression that Ashli Babbitt was murdered by the protestors and was not a protestor murdered by a member of the security forces!

    In all, it is a crazy reaction that makes government in places like China look friendly and empathetic by comparison.

    The problem for the protestors is that, although seemingly only very superficial in their effect, they nonetheless hit the US establishment where it hurts: squarely on their narcissism. They made the establishment look stupid and, for Pelosi et al., that is what enrages them the most.

    Why is this very old woman who is also very rich still wanting to work in politics, even as a totally replaceable figures of only establishment “moderation”? She doesn’t change anything or represent anything, she just serves time.

    It seems that narcissism is a hell of a drug that powers her with rage and vanity even while it empties out her soul. After all, what else is she getting other than selling people on her image from all of this? It certainly isn’t any sort of idealism or duty.

    All this means that while the protestors made a mostly fake wound, ironically it is the fake self that the swamp really cares about and so they genuinely feel brutalised; which relates, not incidentally, to why they can’t govern for sh*t

    • Replies: @photondancer
    @Not Only Wrathful

    "it mostly tries to gives the impression that Ashli Babbitt was murdered by the protestors"

    Seeing this in Australia too. Every article on the 'riot' (a word never used for the BLM riots) starts off with a reminder that 4 people died, but never say that 3 died of natural causes and the 4th was shot by a police man for no reason.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  27. @Reg Cæsar
    Speaking of civil rights, St Paul's last homicide of 2020 was a 2-year-old boy, and the first of 2021 was a 2-year-old girl. No white folks appear to be involved.



    Child, 2, Fatally Struck By Bullet In St. Paul As City Sets Homicide Record

    A gunfight gone wrong. Not even a mile north of the State Capitol.

    This is the first year that St. Paul has surpassed 200 people shot, according to the police department, and 28 of the homicides have been shootings.

    https://www.brainerddispatch.com/news/crime-and-courts/6815946-2-year-old-killed-in-shooting-in-St.-Paul-on-Wednesday
     
    That's 7.14 shooting victims to each shooting homicide. A Ruthian* figure.

    Charges: Mother Beat 2-Year-Old Melody Vang To Death In St. Paul Home

    A spanking gone wrong. Well, spare the rod...

    *Speaking of baseball, a century ago Commissioner Landis was in his second month on the job, about to issue his fatwa, and the criminal trial against the players was about to get underway.

    Replies: @Polistra, @El Dato

    The couple’s other five children, ranging in age from 8 months to 11 years, were taken into protective custody. The victim and her siblings had only returned to their parents custody within the last year after spending time in foster care.

    Correction: the five they admit to. Child abuse in the ‘underclass’ is yet another thing we’re not allowed to mention in the Current Year, Because systemic Racism.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Polistra


    Correction: the five they admit to.
     
    The other five belong to his second, "cultural" wife.
  28. @George
    @LemmusLemmus

    "doesn’t even have her year of birth" 1975.

    Kristen Clarke Biden, Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, Civil Rights, and Net Worth
    https://factsbuddy.com/kristen-clarke/

    Kristen Clarke is an American attorney. Currently, she is the President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Previously, Clarke managed the Civil Rights Bureau of the New York Department of Law under Eric Schneiderman. In 2019, she represented Taylor Dumpson, who is the first Jamaican-American woman student body president of American University, in her landmark case against white supremacists.

    She has a teenage son. However, Clarke has not revealed information about her marital status.

    Dumpson case:

    He tweeted hate at her. She sued. Then she met him (Andrew Anglin)
    https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/21/us/white-supremacist-apology-to-student-soh/index.html

    Taylor Dumpson: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
    https://heavy.com/news/2017/05/taylor-dumpson-banana-noose-american-university-racial-incident-racism/

    Replies: @LemmusLemmus

    Thanks!

    So she was 18 or 19 . . . hmmm, trying to decide whether that’s young enough to apply the “stupidity is the privilege of youth” standard. I tend towards no.

  29. @Hippopotamusdrome
    OT: Can't Trump just pardon the Capitol insurrectionists?

    After all, Clinton pardoned Communist insurgents community activists who defiled the temple of Democracy bombed the Senate in fiery but mostly peaceful protest of the Imperialst aggression against the People's Revolutionary Government of Grenada.

    Bomb Blast Rips Room In Capitol


    List of people pardoned by Bill Clinton

    Susan Lisa Rosenberg...charged with a role in the 1983 bombing of the United States Capitol Building

     



    Linda Evans
    ...
    sentenced in 1990 to five years in prison for conspiracy and malicious destruction in connection with eight bombings including the 1983 United States Senate bombing
    ...
    Her sentence was commuted in 2001 by President Bill Clinton

     



    1983 United States Senate bombing
    ...On November 7, 1983
    ...The force of the device, hidden under a bench at the eastern end of the corridor outside the Chamber, blew off the door to the office of Democratic Leader Robert C. Byrd....the blast also punched a hole in a wall partition, sending a shower of pulverized brick, plaster, and glass into the Republican cloakroom. The explosion caused no structural damage to the Capitol. The force shattered mirrors, chandeliers, and furniture. Officials calculated damages of $250,000 (equivalent to $640,000 in 2019).
    ...
    The group Resistance Conspiracy was a United States-based branch of the wider communist organization known as the May 19th Communist Order. ... The organization is also known as the Armed Resistance Unit, the Red Guerilla Resistance, and the Revolutionary Fighting Group.
    ...
    Earlier in that year...a small bomb detonated at the National War College
    ...
    A year later...a group calling itself the Guerilla Resistance Movement took responsibility for a bombing at the Officer's Club at the Washington Navy Yard
    ...
    After a four and a half years investigation, federal agents arrested six members of the Resistance Conspiracy, on May 12, 1988, and charged them with bombings of the Capitol
    ...
    The Court dropped charges against three co-defendants, who already served extended prison sentences for related crimes. Whitehorn was sentenced to 20 years; Evans, to 5 years
    ...
    On January 20, 2001, the day he left office, President Bill Clinton commuted Evans's sentence

    Inside the female-run communist terror group hell-bent on destruction
    ...
    The handcuffed woman glowered as federal investigators swarmed the Cherry Hill, New Jersey, storage unit where her “combat materials” were stashed.
    ...
    Rosenberg knew that the unit was stuffed with 740 pounds of leaking explosives.
    ...
    The bust marked the beginning of the end of the May 19th Communist Organization, the nation’s only woman-run terror group
    ...
    Most of M19’s women were lesbians who claimed their orientation fueled their politics
    ...
    Alan Berkman donated his sperm so that founding member Judy Clark could get pregnant without having to endure conventional sex.
    ...
    they allied with the Black Liberation Army to break cop-killer Joanne Chesimard (aka Assata Shakur) out of prison in 1979. Two years later they assisted in the notorious Brink’s robbery of 1981, which killed two Nyack police officers and a bank guard.
    ...
    The first target was an FBI field office in Staten Island,...The women planted a timer-controlled bomb in an unguarded restroom on Jan. 28, 1983
    ...
    M19 bombed the Officers Club at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC, on April 20, 1984
    ...
    Later that year, on Nov. 7, M19 members blended in with the tourists and staffers who swarmed the US Capitol. They stashed a Puma-branded duffel bag under a bench just outside the Senate chamber
    ...
    The blast that night punched a 15-foot crater in a brick wall, shattered chandeliers
    ...
    After Rosenberg’s bust, it took the FBI six months to roll up the rest of M19 in ones and twos, hiding in safe houses throughout the Northeast.
    ...
    The rest served lengthy sentences before release or parole. Bill Clinton granted Rosenberg a presidential pardon on his last day in office in 2001, after she had served 16 years. Now 64, she teaches women’s studies at CUNY’s Hunter College in Manhattan.

     

    https://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/sites/default/files/20160328-1983-Senate-bombing.jpg

    Replies: @Rob McX, @YetAnotherAnon, @V. Hickel

    I see one of the people Clinton pardoned on exit was a Leonard Browder. Any relation to Bill/Earl Browder?

  30. @Rob McX
    Twitter, Facebook, Google, Wikipedia, all tightening their control. The days when the Internet promised free and open exchange of information and opinions are beginning to seem like a distant memory. The Web is fast converging with the old print media when it comes to political conformity.

    Replies: @JackOH, @Known Fact, @Almost Missouri

    I’ve learned a lot from some of the articles here and from the often expert commentariat. Ditto, one or two other Webzines I’ve read and commented on. Much of that learning confirms my own observations about how weak and rotten some of our institutions, such as higher education, and public policies are.

    It’ll be a real loss if we get censorship, no matter how it’s sold to us.

  31. @Polistra
    Wokepedia, you mean. It's been ten years since I ever donated to them, and it'll never happen again. Unfortunately Mozilla is falling in line too. You can run but you can't hide.

    Replies: @Kronos, @Reg Cæsar, @El Dato, @kaganovitch, @Curmudgeon

    It’s been ten years since I ever donated to them

    AFAIK, these donations go to high salaries of assorted friends of Jimbo. The woke brigades work on this on their free time.

    An article from 2014. Maybe they have become poorer since?

    Wikipedia won’t stop BEGGING for cash – despite sitting on $60m

    Mozilla is falling in line too.

    How does it feel when a red trash panda with a woke saviour complex is out to get you?

    Anyway “locking down the blackboard” was not yet a thing in 1984. The local Blockleiter keeps the key until things have calmed down!

  32. @Steve Sailer
    @George

    Good point.

    I wonder how truly underprivileged Clarke's upbringing was. She sounds like Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder, who came from a nice neighborhood in Queens full of Barbadians from that island's mulatto middle class.

    But Clarke isn't as fair-skinned as Holder and Jamaica is rougher than Barbados.

    Replies: @Altai, @George

    How much did Rastafarianism as extremist but expressing common attitudes in Jamaica figure in her comfort with that letter. Basically a religion of Afrocentric silliness.

  33. She looks like Carl Weathers.

  34. @Stan Adams
    Is Biden awake in that photo? Or is he drifting through the phantasmagoric wonderland that lies just beyond the threshold of wakefulness?

    What does Joseph R. Biden dream about? Do we dare speculate?

    “Geez, Grandpa! And I thought Uncle Hunter was aggressive!”

    Enjoy your nap, Sleepy Joe.

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @Just another serf, @James O'Meara

    Is Biden awake in that photo? Or is he drifting through the phantasmagoric wonderland that lies just beyond the threshold of wakefulness?

    Hmmm … I thought with his arms folded like that he might be doing that I Dream of Jeannie blink and make some of that old black magic happen.

    What does Joseph R. Biden dream about? Do we dare speculate?

    Dreaming of nuzzling her neck and sniffing her hair?

  35. You need to stop embarrassing yourselves. The letter is poorly written, with phrases in disorder. The fact is the letter ends with:

    “It seems that whites have grown tired of hearing about racism. So, some have turned to measures such as The Bell Curve to relieve themselves of blame. It’s just ridiculous. Black people are not asking for political correctness, but truthfulness, fairness and an end to this abuse.”

    That is a rejection of The Bell Curve, regardless of how you spin it.

    And the reasoning is at the beginning of the letter. For example, if you are a fan of The Bell Curve, how do you interpret blacks’ ability to crawl at an younger age than whites? Are whites retarded, or simply different? Should we even debate whether whites are retarded, or should we aim for economic equality?

    (Well, if you’d ask me, it’s better to aim for economic equality, because you can pay a mortgage and even retire on “aiming”. There is 0% chance you will reach your goal by the time of retirement.)

    Reading the discussions here, it seems that some whites are retarded. Many such cases. Debating Kavanaugh’s boofing at age 18, or that future university cheerleader using an unholy word when she was 16, is one thing. Pretending you don’t see how a 20 year old destroys your articles of faith is quite another.

  36. @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    https://twitter.com/axios/status/1349197713246621698

    Question: Why?

    Answer: Because it's 2021!

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @Polistra, @Sick of Orcs, @GeraldB, @indocon, @Ragno, @EdwardM

    The problem is that it wouldn’t be as shocking and damning of Trump as it would be of Mitch.

  37. @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    https://twitter.com/axios/status/1349197713246621698

    Question: Why?

    Answer: Because it's 2021!

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @Polistra, @Sick of Orcs, @GeraldB, @indocon, @Ragno, @EdwardM

    McConnell did everything he could to ensure Trump’s defeat and to ensure that the Republicans would lose their Senate majority. So this is hardly out of character for him.

    It is, however, further evidence of how useless and counterproductive the Republican Party has become. The sooner it’s disbanded the better.

  38. Wikipedia editors on Tuesday locked the page for President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division after users attempted to add reference to a 1994 letter she authored suggesting Black people had “superior physical and mental abilities.”

    We’re reached full-blown levels Soviet levels of propaganda in this country, particularly on the subject of race.

    The official narrative about blacks has to be carefully crafted in accordance with the Party line — truth about black criminality, promiscuity, violence, out-of-wedlock births, and low IQ needs to be actively suppressed and denounced, mugshots and descriptions of black criminals may not be published, and so forth.

    Conversely, false narratives portraying blacks positively must be created and promulgated, e.g., black women are responsible for the moon landing, Michael Brown was a “gentle giant,” Trayvon Martin was an innocent, sweet boy murdered for wanting some Skittles, George Floyd was “murdered” by the racist cops when in fact two of the cops were nonwhites and the autopsy revealed that he died of an overdose, “diversity is our greatest strength,” etc. etc.

    • Agree: JackOH
  39. @Steve Sailer
    @George

    Good point.

    I wonder how truly underprivileged Clarke's upbringing was. She sounds like Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder, who came from a nice neighborhood in Queens full of Barbadians from that island's mulatto middle class.

    But Clarke isn't as fair-skinned as Holder and Jamaica is rougher than Barbados.

    Replies: @Altai, @George

    The Prep for Prep WP page has some details:

    “Prep for Prep opened in 1978 with 25 students and three teachers. It was founded by Gary Simons, a public-school teacher in the Bronx.”

    Encouraging talented Blacks to exit the public school system is an inside job. I am guessing than many NYC teachers know about the organization. Which kind of implies that on the inside the people who run the public school system know it is not that good, even Stuyvesant, and encourage talented Blacks and Hispanics to leave. Prep for Prep is 50 years old which makes it older than most of the fad oriented world of public education.

    “Today, the Prep for Prep community includes over 3,000 students and alumni.[4] There are two sub-schools, Anne Frank and Johnny Gunther Jr. ”

    Johnny Gunther Jr may be this person who died very young: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Be_Not_Proud_(book)

    There might be an IQ aspect to this showing the limits of nurture.

    The alumni+student count is 5000 on their website. They seem to be about 1/3 Hispanic with no Asians or MENAs.
    https://www.prepforprep.org/about/about-prep

    I am really into the ‘conspiracy theory’ aspect of this. One might think the ‘streetwise’ New York Times would know about Prep for Prep, but they don’t let on. I wonder how many similar organizations are out there.

  40. @Stan Adams
    Is Biden awake in that photo? Or is he drifting through the phantasmagoric wonderland that lies just beyond the threshold of wakefulness?

    What does Joseph R. Biden dream about? Do we dare speculate?

    “Geez, Grandpa! And I thought Uncle Hunter was aggressive!”

    Enjoy your nap, Sleepy Joe.

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @Just another serf, @James O'Meara

    Is Biden awake in that photo? Or is he drifting through the phantasmagoric wonderland that lies just beyond the threshold of wakefulness?

    What does Joseph R. Biden dream about?

    I’m sure he dreams about that sweet, sweet citadel of freedom, the senate. The corrupt old sociopath dreams of that magnificent upper chamber, filled to capacity with senators cheering for Joe as he waves the famous gavel and bringing cloture to that most august deliberative body and bags full of cash to each senator.

  41. @Rob McX
    @Hippopotamusdrome

    That's an interesting list of previous pardons. But wouldn't a person have to be convicted or plead guilty before being pardoned? That's unlikely to happen before the end of Trump's term.

    Replies: @Indiana Jack, @lysias, @Thomas

    Ford pardoned Nixon before he plead guilty or was convicted of any crimes.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Indiana Jack

    Thanks (also to to commenters lysias and Thomas), I wasn't aware of that.

  42. @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    https://twitter.com/axios/status/1349197713246621698

    Question: Why?

    Answer: Because it's 2021!

    Replies: @Sgt. Joe Friday, @SunBakedSuburb

    Elaine Chao and her family.

  43. The Kristen Clarke Wikipedia page can be edited, but only by accounts that are at least 4 days old and have made at least 10 edits.

    The article was “semi-protected” in this way because many newly registered editors were adding material without citing a Wikipedia-approved reliable source. Problem is, sources deemed reliable by Wikipedia are weirdly and completely silent about the issue.

    The Wikipedia editor who removed all mention of the controversy wrote, on the article’s Talk page, “I’ll go along with inclusion once there’s a source that isn’t Tucker Carlson stirring the shit on FNC”. But if that never happens, then what?

    • Replies: @HA
    @O. Zerk

    “I’ll go along with inclusion once there’s a source that isn’t Tucker Carlson stirring the shit on FNC”. But if that never happens, then what?

    As the discussion in Wikipedia noted, her The Harvard Crimson quotes -- and of course, the words of the actual paper she co-wrote -- are plenty reliable as far as sources go. It doesn't seem to make any difference.

    , @Corvinus
    @O. Zerk

    "The Kristen Clarke Wikipedia page can be edited, but only by accounts that are at least 4 days old and have made at least 10 edits. The article was “semi-protected” in this way because many newly registered editors were adding material without citing a Wikipedia-approved reliable source."

    Thanks for NOTICING. Now, did Mr. Sailer honestly not know this important point when he wrote this post, or was he aware of it but chose to leave it out? One would think that Mr. Sailer conducts a thorough investigation before writing his epic narratives on this fine opinion webzine. I mean, doesn't he hold himself to higher journalistic standards?

    , @Polistra
    @O. Zerk


    The Kristen Clarke Wikipedia page can be edited, but only by accounts that are at least 4 days old and have made at least 10 edits.
     
    Fine, but you can have an account that is 15 years old with over 100 edits--and you can quote the Harvard Crimson or even the New York Times--but if the Wokepedia editors don't like the political implications of your edit they'll reverse it within an hour or two.

    What's the purpose in engaging with them? We have tens of millions of people at the very minimum who are being silenced. Why can't we have a voice in the public realm?

    Replies: @Corvinus

  44. @Kronos
    @Polistra

    I switched to Infogalactic a while back.

    https://infogalactic.com/info/Joe_Biden

    Replies: @photondancer, @Seneca44

    Fascinating article about J. Biden which is essentially the mirror image of articles written about Trump by the MSM. They casually mention that Biden pulled off the greatest vote fraud in history in the same matter of fact tone that the MSM describes Trump as inciting riots by repeating the lie about vote fraud. Thanks for the link–it’s always great to discover another viewpoint not in line with TPTB.

  45. @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    https://twitter.com/axios/status/1349197713246621698

    Question: Why?

    Answer: Because it's 2021!

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @Polistra, @Sick of Orcs, @GeraldB, @indocon, @Ragno, @EdwardM

    Snitch mccuckle is a bigger p___y than pence.

  46. @Rob McX
    @Hippopotamusdrome

    That's an interesting list of previous pardons. But wouldn't a person have to be convicted or plead guilty before being pardoned? That's unlikely to happen before the end of Trump's term.

    Replies: @Indiana Jack, @lysias, @Thomas

    Nixon was pardoned even before he was indicted for anything, never mind being convicted or pleading guilty. And courts upheld the validity of the pardon.

  47. Lots of people say stupid things when they are young students and do not yet have any experience of the working world.

    I imagine that lady in question is being appointed based on her record in the working world, and not on her student resume.

    In any case a lot of Trumps appointments were dummies. That is the nature of politics in general.

    And even if they were supposedly academically smart, that doesn’t always translate into the workplace. Mike Pompeo was apparently the top student at West Point academy, and yet he is an absolute moron.

    Have you Noticed?

    Steve, please get back to talking about interesting stuff like golf course architecture.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Jonathan Mason

    Lots of people say stupid things when they are young students and do not yet have any experience of the working world.

    Few of them are students at Harvard with access to a world-class library where they can check facts prior to publishing an essay in the student newspaper.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Mr. Anon
    @Jonathan Mason


    And even if they were supposedly academically smart, that doesn’t always translate into the workplace. Mike Pompeo was apparently the top student at West Point academy, and yet he is an absolute moron.
     
    If you're referring to Pompeo's dereliction at carrying out the agenda that Trump ran on, Pompeo isn't a moron. He just opposed that agenda from the very start - as indeed did most of Trump's appointees. Trump appointed a cabinet full of people who (not so secretly) despised him and pretty openly despised the agenda he was elected to implement. Except for Jeff Sessions, whom Trump treated like garbage.

    If you're looking for a moron in the Trump administration, start at the top.
    , @Alfa158
    @Jonathan Mason

    You’re misusing the word moron. A moron is a person who suffers from very low levels of fundamental cognitive abilities, not someone who simply has different beliefs. Unfortunately, even smart people can still believe silly things; sometimes intelligence and education means a person gets educated to believe silly things and uses their reasoning to come up with rationalizations for why the things they want to believe are true must therefore be true .
    Kristen Clarke and Mike Pompeo are both quite intelligent, and possibly smarter than either you or I, but they both believe different, but nevertheless, silly things. As Dennis Prager says, some ideas are so wrong only a person who has gone to graduate school and been saturated in them can believe them.
    Isaac Newton, who may have been the brightest human in history, didn’t think as much of his achievements in science and mathematics as he did of his tendentious and obscure theological essays. Newton who never married said that he was happy that he avoided sin by dying a virgin.
    People who have 150 IQs can still believe in things like angels dancing on the head of a pin, or race and sex are social constructs.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @Reg Cæsar, @James O'Meara

  48. @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    https://twitter.com/axios/status/1349197713246621698

    Question: Why?

    Answer: Because it's 2021!

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @Polistra, @Sick of Orcs, @GeraldB, @indocon, @Ragno, @EdwardM

    Why? Well, like Mitch, I defended Trump until a couple of weeks ago. As he lost lawsuit after lawsuit, yet refused to admit defeat, I became more and more uncomfortable.

    I thought his phone call to the Georgia secretary of state was the last straw. His oddly specific demand that they “find” the exact number of votes needed for him to win, and his veiled threats reminded me of a Mafia Don.

    But that wasn’t the last straw. His speech on January 6 was clearly an incitement to violence. It was also a lie… he said “We’re going to march down to the Capitol, and I’ll be right there with you.” But where was he? If he had any balls, he would have led the group storming the Capitol.

    At any rate, the House is going to pass articles of impeachment. The trial in the Senate should be extremely short; a video of his speech on Jan. 6 should be all the evidence that they need to find him guilty of inciting insurrection.

    • Replies: @peterike
    @GeraldB


    I thought his phone call to the Georgia secretary of state was the last straw. His oddly specific demand that they “find” the exact number of votes needed for him to win,
     
    That didn't happen. It's a typical media twist of what he said.

    and his veiled threats reminded me of a Mafia Don.
     
    Threats to do what?

    But that wasn’t the last straw. His speech on January 6 was clearly an incitement to violence.

     

    Total nonsense.

    It was also a lie… he said “We’re going to march down to the Capitol, and I’ll be right there with you.” But where was he? If he had any balls, he would have led the group storming the Capitol.
     
    The lame fences set up as faux protection were breached before Trump was even finished speaking. And "storming the Capitol" is a ludicrous exaggeration.

    Get out more, normie.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @GeraldB


    ...all the evidence that they need to find him guilty of inciting insurrection.
     
    In other words, he exposed Democrats for what they are, and have always been. That's all the evidence they "need", and want.

    As he lost lawsuit after lawsuit...

     

    Filing those wasn't the best strategy, especially after the 20th Amendment narrowed the window between election and inauguration, and also of swearing in of the Congress.

    However, it is very suspicious that those suits based on the long-standing principle that states cannot violate their own laws or constitutions were turned away. Come on, a federal court threw out Arkansas's poll tax in 1905 because the "winning" referendum didn't meet the state's own requirement of a majority of all votes cast, not just those cast on the question itself.

    What we saw in this election past is far worse of a violation than what Arkansas did in 1892. The Supreme Court brought this up in 2000, when Florida's mostly Democratic state supreme court played loose with the state's own law.

    On top of that, mail-in votes are shady, and electronic systems opaque, on their face. Fraud should be taken for granted.
    , @TFwimbling
    @GeraldB

    The lawsuits were poorly crafted. The plaintiffs had standing based on the gerrymandering cases, for example (one man one vote). The list of plaintiffs should have included defrauded voters in the swing states, in every case. Etc. etc.
    The context of the 1 hour phone call was that it was easy to adjust the count based on massive proven fraud, e.g. tens of thousands of out of state and deceased voters who should have been purged from the voter rolls.
    The demonstration near the Capitol was legal, with a formal permit. The few hundred rioters out of 200,000 demonstrators were known in advance to the FBI, who urged Mayor Muriel Bowser 7 times to accept a National Guard contingent. Each time she declined, with the typical excuse "It wouldn't look good". In Trump's speech (which you erroneously fault), he mentioned that the purpose of the Capitol demonstration would be to support the Congresspersons who were boldly planning to argue Vote Fraud, and to urge VP Pence to formally order a further investigation. Pres. Trump exhorted the participants to "peaceably and patriotically" demonstrate their views.
    The Snap Impeachment was illegal, for denial of due process.

  49. Lots of people say stupid things when they are young students

    The issue is not a casual remark made by a vocational school student.

    The issue is a letter-to-the-editor from a Harvard University student.

    A Harvard student.

  50. @Rob McX
    @Hippopotamusdrome

    That's an interesting list of previous pardons. But wouldn't a person have to be convicted or plead guilty before being pardoned? That's unlikely to happen before the end of Trump's term.

    Replies: @Indiana Jack, @lysias, @Thomas

    No a person doesn’t need to be convicted before being pardoned. Nixon was pardoned.

    Seriously doubt Trump will pardon any of them though. They can’t help or hurt him now, and pardoning them will just make him look worse.

    • Replies: @James O'Meara
    @Thomas

    As Trump's mentor, Meyer Lasky, would say, "They're small potatoes."

    https://youtu.be/iUVNz4Rhwb0

  51. @Rob McX
    Twitter, Facebook, Google, Wikipedia, all tightening their control. The days when the Internet promised free and open exchange of information and opinions are beginning to seem like a distant memory. The Web is fast converging with the old print media when it comes to political conformity.

    Replies: @JackOH, @Known Fact, @Almost Missouri

    I expect the hammer to come down on conservative talk radio as well, especially once Rush is no more. Call it old-school or retro but it does reach a lot of people. I heard one large media group was warning its hosts not to question the election any longer

  52. Just in time via RT.com: USA Today delivers you a meta-Orwellian lecture on what can only be described as the inclusion of “Orwellian” in the Newspeak dictionary:

    You may be using the term ‘Orwellian’ wrong. Here’s what George Orwell was actually writing about

    Let’s hear it!

    The term “Orwellian” has become lazy shorthand for exercises of authority with which one disagrees. When a publisher drops your book because your brand has become toxic, it’s Orwellian. When an internet platform enforces its terms of service and kicks you off, it’s Orwellian. When a store has you removed from the premises for refusing to wear a mask during a pandemic, it’s Orwellian.

    But we have USA Today to correct us. (Having an outfit called “USA Today” tell you this is pretty Orwellian). Now we can work towards a better future.

    Also:

    “’Orwellian,’ in the most orthodox way, is about language as a means of control,” Yetur says. “A Nazi propagandist like Leni Riefenstahl, that would be very Orwellian, because that’s somebody who’s using words to invoke feelings, to invoke allegiances, to discredit enemies.”

    Alas, poor Leni is now a “Nazi propagandist” instead of just a hired movie maker, like those Hollywood people pumping out stuff on behalf of various monied interests and the MIC.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @El Dato


    “’Orwellian,’ in the most orthodox way, is about language as a means of control,” Yetur says.
     
    And Simon and Schuster didn't use language as a means of control?
    , @Jack D
    @El Dato

    It's funny that Orwell wrote thinly veiled allegories about Communism and the bad stuff that happened when totalitarian Leftists took control of the Soviet Union (despite being a socialist himself) but Yetur gives a Nazi as his example of Orwellianism.

    , @photondancer
    @El Dato

    I read that article yesterday when it was reprinted in my newspaper. Every example, of course, was taken from the non-woke. No mention of the extensive use of Orwellian techniques by the woke.

  53. @Jonathan Mason
    Lots of people say stupid things when they are young students and do not yet have any experience of the working world.

    I imagine that lady in question is being appointed based on her record in the working world, and not on her student resume.

    In any case a lot of Trumps appointments were dummies. That is the nature of politics in general.

    And even if they were supposedly academically smart, that doesn't always translate into the workplace. Mike Pompeo was apparently the top student at West Point academy, and yet he is an absolute moron.

    Have you Noticed?

    Steve, please get back to talking about interesting stuff like golf course architecture.

    Replies: @anon, @Mr. Anon, @Alfa158

    Lots of people say stupid things when they are young students and do not yet have any experience of the working world.

    Few of them are students at Harvard with access to a world-class library where they can check facts prior to publishing an essay in the student newspaper.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @anon


    Few of them are students at Harvard with access to a world-class library where they can check facts prior to publishing an essay in the student newspaper.
     
    It's Harvard for whites and Asians. For minorities, it's Howard.

    North Campus.
  54. Wikipedia editors on Tuesday locked the page for President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division after users attempted to add reference to tell the truth about a 1994 letter she authored suggesting Black people had “superior physical and mental abilities.”

  55. @Jonathan Mason
    Lots of people say stupid things when they are young students and do not yet have any experience of the working world.

    I imagine that lady in question is being appointed based on her record in the working world, and not on her student resume.

    In any case a lot of Trumps appointments were dummies. That is the nature of politics in general.

    And even if they were supposedly academically smart, that doesn't always translate into the workplace. Mike Pompeo was apparently the top student at West Point academy, and yet he is an absolute moron.

    Have you Noticed?

    Steve, please get back to talking about interesting stuff like golf course architecture.

    Replies: @anon, @Mr. Anon, @Alfa158

    And even if they were supposedly academically smart, that doesn’t always translate into the workplace. Mike Pompeo was apparently the top student at West Point academy, and yet he is an absolute moron.

    If you’re referring to Pompeo’s dereliction at carrying out the agenda that Trump ran on, Pompeo isn’t a moron. He just opposed that agenda from the very start – as indeed did most of Trump’s appointees. Trump appointed a cabinet full of people who (not so secretly) despised him and pretty openly despised the agenda he was elected to implement. Except for Jeff Sessions, whom Trump treated like garbage.

    If you’re looking for a moron in the Trump administration, start at the top.

  56. @Rob McX
    Twitter, Facebook, Google, Wikipedia, all tightening their control. The days when the Internet promised free and open exchange of information and opinions are beginning to seem like a distant memory. The Web is fast converging with the old print media when it comes to political conformity.

    Replies: @JackOH, @Known Fact, @Almost Missouri

    The Web is fast converging with the old print media when it comes to political conformity.

    The web is much much worse than the old print media when it comes to political conformity. Old print media didn’t dox you and try to get you convicted of federal crimes when you used it.

    Parler, which (in)famously required your phone number when you signed up and your government ID when you verified (though, ironically, Parler never revealed who its owners are), was sufficiently poorly coded that hostile third parties have now downloaded and publicly reposted every image and video that users ever posted (including in “deleted” posts), in order to help the Deep State RICO and sedition-ify them. Every one of those media files is now linkable to a real world person via an easy-peasy subpoena. Even without subpoenas, since Parler did not strip metadata, the files can probably be linked to home addresses, which even subpoenas can’t necessarily do. In other words, Parler may have just become the world’s biggest honeytrap. And it appears that it wasn’t even a conspiracy, just a self-own by semi-competent programmers and promoters.

    https://gizmodo.com/every-deleted-parler-post-many-with-users-location-dat-1846032466

    For extra irony, the hacker leading this effort describes herself as “Meiklejohnian absolutist. free speech as in free-for-everyone”, or in other words the freest of the free in free speech advocacy, yet she’s leading (from Austria apparently) the effort for the biggest punishment of free speech in US history.

    • Replies: @Kratoklastes
    @Almost Missouri

    I don't see why it's ironic that a free-speech absolutist deliberately destroys an incompetently set up 'free speech' platform.

    Far better that the incompetence of the Parler dickheads gets established early on and it dies in a vortex of well-deserved ignominy (hopefully with the names of the coders displayed to the world).

    That way that the next- generation 'free speech social media' platform spends more than $5 on data security.

    FWIW: I'm not on Parler or Gab. Both came into existence far too quickly, are far too opaque regarding ownership and funding, and have far too 'vanilla' a template. They smell of a honeypot, and have done since inception.

    Given how cheap 'presentation layer' (CSS etc) coders are, the fact that there was fuck-all change to the template is a dead giveaway that both platforms been mounted pretty much out-of-the-box... and if they've done UI/UX on the cheap when its already cheap, it means that corners will have been cut on back-end - AS FUCKING USUAL.

    'Sides... there are plenty of mechanisms for people to engage in unrestricted, anonymous online discussions. It's still many-to-many, but it differs from 'social media' in that it doesn't have any mechanism for people who want to use an audience for money-grubbing ('influencers' and other hack fuckwits).

    Replies: @peterike, @Almost Missouri

    , @Rob McX
    @Almost Missouri

    That is shocking.

    , @Polistra
    @Almost Missouri


    Parler, which (in)famously required your phone number when you signed up and your government ID when you verified
     
    I had no idea. How stupid are people? Rhetorical Q.
  57. Wokepedia is useless. At least the old Britannica was well-written.

    This Big Tech control of information needs to end now. I was hoping Trump would do something about it in his last days, but I doubt it.

    Meanwhile the brave folks at Twitter are criticizing Uganda for “censoring free speech” and “trying to “ban social media”… LOL… It’s really a who-whom world. American companies trying to tell others how to behave. Wasn’t it also Uganda who was pressured to accept globo-homo?

    I think other countries and in particular any European countries who wish to survive should really ban Twitter, Facebook and all other American/CIA/NSA stuff, and create their own alternatives. Not sure if they would be better, but at least it reduces the power of those psychopaths.

  58. @Jonathan Mason
    Lots of people say stupid things when they are young students and do not yet have any experience of the working world.

    I imagine that lady in question is being appointed based on her record in the working world, and not on her student resume.

    In any case a lot of Trumps appointments were dummies. That is the nature of politics in general.

    And even if they were supposedly academically smart, that doesn't always translate into the workplace. Mike Pompeo was apparently the top student at West Point academy, and yet he is an absolute moron.

    Have you Noticed?

    Steve, please get back to talking about interesting stuff like golf course architecture.

    Replies: @anon, @Mr. Anon, @Alfa158

    You’re misusing the word moron. A moron is a person who suffers from very low levels of fundamental cognitive abilities, not someone who simply has different beliefs. Unfortunately, even smart people can still believe silly things; sometimes intelligence and education means a person gets educated to believe silly things and uses their reasoning to come up with rationalizations for why the things they want to believe are true must therefore be true .
    Kristen Clarke and Mike Pompeo are both quite intelligent, and possibly smarter than either you or I, but they both believe different, but nevertheless, silly things. As Dennis Prager says, some ideas are so wrong only a person who has gone to graduate school and been saturated in them can believe them.
    Isaac Newton, who may have been the brightest human in history, didn’t think as much of his achievements in science and mathematics as he did of his tendentious and obscure theological essays. Newton who never married said that he was happy that he avoided sin by dying a virgin.
    People who have 150 IQs can still believe in things like angels dancing on the head of a pin, or race and sex are social constructs.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @Alfa158

    "Newton who never married said that he was happy that he avoided sin by dying a virgin."

    Whereas his rival Robert Hooke, an extremely unprepossessing man, slept with his 16 year old niece (who was his ward) and several of his housekeepers, despite coming from a clerical family. His biography records that "it is unlikely that he ever had sexual relations with anyone not financially dependent upon him".


    Btw, the more I read about the Pfizer vaccine the less it seems like any vaccine before it.

    https://www.healthpublications.gov.uk/ViewArticle.html?sp=Smaincovidvaccineleafletpatient

    According to the NHS leaflet, "two doses will reduce your chances of becoming seriously ill", but "we do not yet know whether it will stop you from catching and passing on the virus", so, you still need to "practice social distancing, wear a mask, was your hands carefully and frequently".

    If when all the elderly and those who come into contact with them have been vaccinated, we still need to avoid each other, that's not exactly the freedom which was waved in front of us.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Alfa158


    ...sometimes intelligence and education means a person gets educated to believe silly things and uses their reasoning to come up with rationalizations for why the things they want to believe are true must therefore be true.
     
    There may be a threshold above which extra IQ points cause more harm than good. The saying "too smart for his own good" didn't appear in a vacuum.

    Always apply the bicycle-parking test.


    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fsa9dw5UN00/XJ_R7Mq2fEI/AAAAAAAAFXg/KhldQLQc_boDcgV_tgtPKjpwnnyOkwz6ACLcBGAs/s1600/wallace-intellectual.jpg

    As Dennis Prager says, some ideas are so wrong only a person who has gone to graduate school and been saturated in them can believe them.
     
    Paraphrasing Orwell:


    https://www.azquotes.com/picture-quotes/quote-some-ideas-are-so-stupid-that-only-intellectuals-believe-them-george-orwell-44-56-62.jpg

    Replies: @Polistra

    , @James O'Meara
    @Alfa158

    Point taken, but I do wish people would stop the cliche about "angels dancing on the head of a pin."

    The issue is whether purely intellectual substances (like angels, or thoughts) exist, and if they do, do they have a position in space? It's a question as meaningful as anything discussed in neuroscience or cosmology today.

  59. @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    https://twitter.com/axios/status/1349197713246621698

    Question: Why?

    Answer: Because it's 2021!

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @Polistra, @Sick of Orcs, @GeraldB, @indocon, @Ragno, @EdwardM

    It’s pretty straightforward, Republicans will convict Trump now, then will be shellacked in 2022, Democrats will come back and do what they couldn’t do this year – add DC+PR, eliminate filibuster. One thing coincidently you are not seeing in the Democratic agenda is amnesty, why? My guess is because this past election cycle scared the bejesus out of them that emerging Latino vote bank would be like they are cousins down south and would be amiable for Bernie styles Socialism. As a result, you will see continuation of status quo with maybe an attempt to add more pliable immigrants like Indians through S383 like bill. Once again, moronic Republicans have a opportunity on their hands which they are not likely to seize – but all other ethnic types against Indians in any attempt to tinker with immigration quotas.

  60. @Polistra
    Wokepedia, you mean. It's been ten years since I ever donated to them, and it'll never happen again. Unfortunately Mozilla is falling in line too. You can run but you can't hide.

    Replies: @Kronos, @Reg Cæsar, @El Dato, @kaganovitch, @Curmudgeon

    You can run but you can’t hide.

    It’s as Trotsky said “You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.”

  61. I, for one, welcome this necessary action by the Ministry of Truth.

  62. @Reg Cæsar
    Speaking of civil rights, St Paul's last homicide of 2020 was a 2-year-old boy, and the first of 2021 was a 2-year-old girl. No white folks appear to be involved.



    Child, 2, Fatally Struck By Bullet In St. Paul As City Sets Homicide Record

    A gunfight gone wrong. Not even a mile north of the State Capitol.

    This is the first year that St. Paul has surpassed 200 people shot, according to the police department, and 28 of the homicides have been shootings.

    https://www.brainerddispatch.com/news/crime-and-courts/6815946-2-year-old-killed-in-shooting-in-St.-Paul-on-Wednesday
     
    That's 7.14 shooting victims to each shooting homicide. A Ruthian* figure.

    Charges: Mother Beat 2-Year-Old Melody Vang To Death In St. Paul Home

    A spanking gone wrong. Well, spare the rod...

    *Speaking of baseball, a century ago Commissioner Landis was in his second month on the job, about to issue his fatwa, and the criminal trial against the players was about to get underway.

    Replies: @Polistra, @El Dato

    A spanking gone wrong. Well, spare the rod…

    The death penalty is seriously underappreciated.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @El Dato


    The death penalty is seriously underappreciated.

     

    Yeah, but for toddlers? Most of us could have been executed in our "terrible twos" at our parents' lowest points.
  63. @Alfa158
    @Jonathan Mason

    You’re misusing the word moron. A moron is a person who suffers from very low levels of fundamental cognitive abilities, not someone who simply has different beliefs. Unfortunately, even smart people can still believe silly things; sometimes intelligence and education means a person gets educated to believe silly things and uses their reasoning to come up with rationalizations for why the things they want to believe are true must therefore be true .
    Kristen Clarke and Mike Pompeo are both quite intelligent, and possibly smarter than either you or I, but they both believe different, but nevertheless, silly things. As Dennis Prager says, some ideas are so wrong only a person who has gone to graduate school and been saturated in them can believe them.
    Isaac Newton, who may have been the brightest human in history, didn’t think as much of his achievements in science and mathematics as he did of his tendentious and obscure theological essays. Newton who never married said that he was happy that he avoided sin by dying a virgin.
    People who have 150 IQs can still believe in things like angels dancing on the head of a pin, or race and sex are social constructs.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @Reg Cæsar, @James O'Meara

    “Newton who never married said that he was happy that he avoided sin by dying a virgin.”

    Whereas his rival Robert Hooke, an extremely unprepossessing man, slept with his 16 year old niece (who was his ward) and several of his housekeepers, despite coming from a clerical family. His biography records that “it is unlikely that he ever had sexual relations with anyone not financially dependent upon him“.

    Btw, the more I read about the Pfizer vaccine the less it seems like any vaccine before it.

    https://www.healthpublications.gov.uk/ViewArticle.html?sp=Smaincovidvaccineleafletpatient

    According to the NHS leaflet, “two doses will reduce your chances of becoming seriously ill“, but “we do not yet know whether it will stop you from catching and passing on the virus“, so, you still need to “practice social distancing, wear a mask, was your hands carefully and frequently“.

    If when all the elderly and those who come into contact with them have been vaccinated, we still need to avoid each other, that’s not exactly the freedom which was waved in front of us.

    • Agree: Polistra
  64. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/jbarro/status/1349168016748146688

    2020 was something else.

    2021 is on another level.

    2021 > 2020

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @JohnnyWalker123, @Lockean Proviso

    Very interesting timing. Pompeo gave a speech yesterday at the National Press Club warning that Al-Queda is now in Iran, and just might be cooking up some good old fashioned mass terrorism. Either it’s a ludicrous and pathetic last gasp, OR it’s a ludicrous and pathetic setup for something like a New Pearl Harbor (where have we heard that before?).

    If Trump’s impeached today and Pence is in for a week and something happens, what would then happen? Maybe it would distract us so much that we’d have to put off such trivialities as what’s scheduled for January 20th. Or at least maybe Pence and McConnell see it that way.

    I’d stay out of major cities for a week.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/1/13/the-iran-al-qaeda-axis-here-we-go-again

    The ‘Iran-al-Qaeda Axis’: Here we go again
    Two decades after invading Iraq for alleged links to al-Qaeda, the US now says Iran is the armed group’s ‘new home’

  65. @photondancer
    Wikipedia censoring inconvenient-to-the-woke facts? I'm shocked!

    Replies: @Peter D. Bredon, @Jack D

    As Joe would say, “The people don’t have a right to know about my nominees.”

  66. @Stan Adams
    Is Biden awake in that photo? Or is he drifting through the phantasmagoric wonderland that lies just beyond the threshold of wakefulness?

    What does Joseph R. Biden dream about? Do we dare speculate?

    “Geez, Grandpa! And I thought Uncle Hunter was aggressive!”

    Enjoy your nap, Sleepy Joe.

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @Just another serf, @James O'Meara

    “Is Biden awake in that photo? Or is he drifting through the phantasmagoric wonderland that lies just beyond the threshold of wakefulness? What does Joseph R. Biden dream about? Do we dare speculate?”

    That’s the “hypnagogic” state you refer to, which occurs just as one drifts into, or out of, sleep.

    The great midcentury mystic Neville Goddard emphasized it as the time to exercise what we would today call “lucid dreaming” so as to change future events.

    As Steve has written here, Trump attended Norman Vincent Peale’s church in NYC, who promoted a similar system (see his The Power of Positive Imaging). I wrote about the use of memes to visualize Trump’s unlikely win here: https://counter-currents.com/2016/12/lord-kek-commands-a-look-at-the-origins-of-meme-magic/ and about both Trump and Neville in my book, Mysticism after Modernism (Manticore, 2021).

    In short, you should be very afraid.

  67. @Thomas
    @Rob McX

    No a person doesn't need to be convicted before being pardoned. Nixon was pardoned.

    Seriously doubt Trump will pardon any of them though. They can't help or hurt him now, and pardoning them will just make him look worse.

    Replies: @James O'Meara

    As Trump’s mentor, Meyer Lasky, would say, “They’re small potatoes.”

  68. Eh this is typical for Wiki. There’s only one source and it’s not really a good one. It looks like they did insert a mention in passing. Wikipedia is based on its sources and sources are usually biased.

  69. @photondancer
    Wikipedia censoring inconvenient-to-the-woke facts? I'm shocked!

    Replies: @Peter D. Bredon, @Jack D

    The Streisand Effect means that such efforts at censorship usually backfire.

    The only one this news gets hidden from are the Leftists who would be triggered if they saw the truth (which they already know anyway) written down in their precious Wikipedia. As long as it’s not in Wikipedia, it didn’t really happen as far as they are concerned. If you’ve won the Wikipedia edit war, then you’ve changed history. People who are not idiots understand that whether or not something is written on a Wikipedia page doesn’t determine whether or not it actually happened.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @Jack D

    "The Streisand Effect"

    Is Jim Brolin okay? I'm a big fan of his 70s films. Maybe his big-headed small-bodied son can help him get out of Barbara's basement. Is the technology available to replace the wailing sirens on fire trucks with the sound of a human voice imitating a wailing siren?

    , @Polistra
    @Jack D


    People who are not idiots understand that...
     
    Yes, most people "know" that certain "truths" aren't actually "verified" but that's similar to people admitting--when cornered--that television is almost entirely fiction for the sake of entertainment--and propaganda.

    The next moment these self-same people will quote Wiki, or their favorite tv show, as a meaningful touchstone to help us all navigate the world we live in.

    And the more they do it, the more accurate it actually becomes, because the world we live in becomes defined that way. Stanley Fish: "The Authority of Interpretive Communities"

  70. Trump after impeached will be extradite d to Iran for execution. They can’t leave him around.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Whiskey

    You can always count on Whiskey to make wrong predictions. He is the UN-Nostradamus of Unz. Is there a London bookie who will give odds on Trump being extradited to Iran because I would bet against it - sure winner.

  71. @Alfa158
    @Jonathan Mason

    You’re misusing the word moron. A moron is a person who suffers from very low levels of fundamental cognitive abilities, not someone who simply has different beliefs. Unfortunately, even smart people can still believe silly things; sometimes intelligence and education means a person gets educated to believe silly things and uses their reasoning to come up with rationalizations for why the things they want to believe are true must therefore be true .
    Kristen Clarke and Mike Pompeo are both quite intelligent, and possibly smarter than either you or I, but they both believe different, but nevertheless, silly things. As Dennis Prager says, some ideas are so wrong only a person who has gone to graduate school and been saturated in them can believe them.
    Isaac Newton, who may have been the brightest human in history, didn’t think as much of his achievements in science and mathematics as he did of his tendentious and obscure theological essays. Newton who never married said that he was happy that he avoided sin by dying a virgin.
    People who have 150 IQs can still believe in things like angels dancing on the head of a pin, or race and sex are social constructs.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @Reg Cæsar, @James O'Meara

    …sometimes intelligence and education means a person gets educated to believe silly things and uses their reasoning to come up with rationalizations for why the things they want to believe are true must therefore be true.

    There may be a threshold above which extra IQ points cause more harm than good. The saying “too smart for his own good” didn’t appear in a vacuum.

    Always apply the bicycle-parking test.

    As Dennis Prager says, some ideas are so wrong only a person who has gone to graduate school and been saturated in them can believe them.

    Paraphrasing Orwell:

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Reg Cæsar


    There may be a threshold above which extra IQ points cause more harm than good.
     
    There's definitely such a point, but where is it exactly, and how smart do you have to be to perceive it?
  72. @Almost Missouri
    @Rob McX


    The Web is fast converging with the old print media when it comes to political conformity.
     
    The web is much much worse than the old print media when it comes to political conformity. Old print media didn't dox you and try to get you convicted of federal crimes when you used it.

    Parler, which (in)famously required your phone number when you signed up and your government ID when you verified (though, ironically, Parler never revealed who its owners are), was sufficiently poorly coded that hostile third parties have now downloaded and publicly reposted every image and video that users ever posted (including in "deleted" posts), in order to help the Deep State RICO and sedition-ify them. Every one of those media files is now linkable to a real world person via an easy-peasy subpoena. Even without subpoenas, since Parler did not strip metadata, the files can probably be linked to home addresses, which even subpoenas can't necessarily do. In other words, Parler may have just become the world's biggest honeytrap. And it appears that it wasn't even a conspiracy, just a self-own by semi-competent programmers and promoters.

    https://gizmodo.com/every-deleted-parler-post-many-with-users-location-dat-1846032466

    For extra irony, the hacker leading this effort describes herself as "Meiklejohnian absolutist. free speech as in free-for-everyone", or in other words the freest of the free in free speech advocacy, yet she's leading (from Austria apparently) the effort for the biggest punishment of free speech in US history.

    Replies: @Kratoklastes, @Rob McX, @Polistra

    I don’t see why it’s ironic that a free-speech absolutist deliberately destroys an incompetently set up ‘free speech’ platform.

    Far better that the incompetence of the Parler dickheads gets established early on and it dies in a vortex of well-deserved ignominy (hopefully with the names of the coders displayed to the world).

    That way that the next- generation ‘free speech social media‘ platform spends more than $5 on data security.

    FWIW: I’m not on Parler or Gab. Both came into existence far too quickly, are far too opaque regarding ownership and funding, and have far too ‘vanilla’ a template. They smell of a honeypot, and have done since inception.

    Given how cheap ‘presentation layer’ (CSS etc) coders are, the fact that there was fuck-all change to the template is a dead giveaway that both platforms been mounted pretty much out-of-the-box… and if they’ve done UI/UX on the cheap when its already cheap, it means that corners will have been cut on back-end – AS FUCKING USUAL.

    ‘Sides… there are plenty of mechanisms for people to engage in unrestricted, anonymous online discussions. It’s still many-to-many, but it differs from ‘social media’ in that it doesn’t have any mechanism for people who want to use an audience for money-grubbing (‘influencers’ and other hack fuckwits).

    • Replies: @peterike
    @Kratoklastes


    Far better that the incompetence of the Parler dickheads gets established early on and it dies in a vortex of well-deserved ignominy (hopefully with the names of the coders displayed to the world).
     
    I don't know if it's true, but I saw on Twitter somewhere that when word came out that Parler was getting de-platformed from Amazon, other companies who worked with them began shutting off services. This included the company they were using for security. They just shut everything off and left them wide open to hackers.

    So maybe they aren't quite that stupid. They were just betrayed.
    , @Almost Missouri
    @Kratoklastes


    Far better that the incompetence of the Parler dickheads gets established early on
     
    I don't have the impression that she did it to "establish incompetence". I have the impression that she did it because she disagrees with the speech that is on Parler. Or to adapt Voltaire: "She may disagree with what you say, but she will persecute you to death for you saying it." In other words, she's about the opposite of the "free speech absolutist" she claims to be.

    there are plenty of mechanisms for people to engage in unrestricted, anonymous online discussions. It’s still many-to-many, but it differs from ‘social media’ in that it doesn’t have any mechanism for people who want to use an audience for money-grubbing (‘influencers’ and other hack fuckwits).
     
    Sounds good. What is it?

    Replies: @Jack D, @Dissident

  73. @Hippopotamusdrome
    OT: Can't Trump just pardon the Capitol insurrectionists?

    After all, Clinton pardoned Communist insurgents community activists who defiled the temple of Democracy bombed the Senate in fiery but mostly peaceful protest of the Imperialst aggression against the People's Revolutionary Government of Grenada.

    Bomb Blast Rips Room In Capitol


    List of people pardoned by Bill Clinton

    Susan Lisa Rosenberg...charged with a role in the 1983 bombing of the United States Capitol Building

     



    Linda Evans
    ...
    sentenced in 1990 to five years in prison for conspiracy and malicious destruction in connection with eight bombings including the 1983 United States Senate bombing
    ...
    Her sentence was commuted in 2001 by President Bill Clinton

     



    1983 United States Senate bombing
    ...On November 7, 1983
    ...The force of the device, hidden under a bench at the eastern end of the corridor outside the Chamber, blew off the door to the office of Democratic Leader Robert C. Byrd....the blast also punched a hole in a wall partition, sending a shower of pulverized brick, plaster, and glass into the Republican cloakroom. The explosion caused no structural damage to the Capitol. The force shattered mirrors, chandeliers, and furniture. Officials calculated damages of $250,000 (equivalent to $640,000 in 2019).
    ...
    The group Resistance Conspiracy was a United States-based branch of the wider communist organization known as the May 19th Communist Order. ... The organization is also known as the Armed Resistance Unit, the Red Guerilla Resistance, and the Revolutionary Fighting Group.
    ...
    Earlier in that year...a small bomb detonated at the National War College
    ...
    A year later...a group calling itself the Guerilla Resistance Movement took responsibility for a bombing at the Officer's Club at the Washington Navy Yard
    ...
    After a four and a half years investigation, federal agents arrested six members of the Resistance Conspiracy, on May 12, 1988, and charged them with bombings of the Capitol
    ...
    The Court dropped charges against three co-defendants, who already served extended prison sentences for related crimes. Whitehorn was sentenced to 20 years; Evans, to 5 years
    ...
    On January 20, 2001, the day he left office, President Bill Clinton commuted Evans's sentence

    Inside the female-run communist terror group hell-bent on destruction
    ...
    The handcuffed woman glowered as federal investigators swarmed the Cherry Hill, New Jersey, storage unit where her “combat materials” were stashed.
    ...
    Rosenberg knew that the unit was stuffed with 740 pounds of leaking explosives.
    ...
    The bust marked the beginning of the end of the May 19th Communist Organization, the nation’s only woman-run terror group
    ...
    Most of M19’s women were lesbians who claimed their orientation fueled their politics
    ...
    Alan Berkman donated his sperm so that founding member Judy Clark could get pregnant without having to endure conventional sex.
    ...
    they allied with the Black Liberation Army to break cop-killer Joanne Chesimard (aka Assata Shakur) out of prison in 1979. Two years later they assisted in the notorious Brink’s robbery of 1981, which killed two Nyack police officers and a bank guard.
    ...
    The first target was an FBI field office in Staten Island,...The women planted a timer-controlled bomb in an unguarded restroom on Jan. 28, 1983
    ...
    M19 bombed the Officers Club at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC, on April 20, 1984
    ...
    Later that year, on Nov. 7, M19 members blended in with the tourists and staffers who swarmed the US Capitol. They stashed a Puma-branded duffel bag under a bench just outside the Senate chamber
    ...
    The blast that night punched a 15-foot crater in a brick wall, shattered chandeliers
    ...
    After Rosenberg’s bust, it took the FBI six months to roll up the rest of M19 in ones and twos, hiding in safe houses throughout the Northeast.
    ...
    The rest served lengthy sentences before release or parole. Bill Clinton granted Rosenberg a presidential pardon on his last day in office in 2001, after she had served 16 years. Now 64, she teaches women’s studies at CUNY’s Hunter College in Manhattan.

     

    https://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/sites/default/files/20160328-1983-Senate-bombing.jpg

    Replies: @Rob McX, @YetAnotherAnon, @V. Hickel

    if he doesnt he is finished. actually he is finished politically no matter what, but pardoning them (except whoever killed the officer) woild at least show some spine. recent development in the case:

  74. @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    https://twitter.com/axios/status/1349197713246621698

    Question: Why?

    Answer: Because it's 2021!

    Replies: @Sgt. Joe Friday, @SunBakedSuburb

    Mitch and his gorgeous wattles. He never disappoints.

  75. @Jack D
    @photondancer

    The Streisand Effect means that such efforts at censorship usually backfire.

    The only one this news gets hidden from are the Leftists who would be triggered if they saw the truth (which they already know anyway) written down in their precious Wikipedia. As long as it's not in Wikipedia, it didn't really happen as far as they are concerned. If you've won the Wikipedia edit war, then you've changed history. People who are not idiots understand that whether or not something is written on a Wikipedia page doesn't determine whether or not it actually happened.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Polistra

    “The Streisand Effect”

    Is Jim Brolin okay? I’m a big fan of his 70s films. Maybe his big-headed small-bodied son can help him get out of Barbara’s basement. Is the technology available to replace the wailing sirens on fire trucks with the sound of a human voice imitating a wailing siren?

  76. Lots of complaints about Wikipedia here. But you all can and should because editors.

    You can fight and win “edit wars” but you have to gain credibility by making lots of non controversial edits over time.

    It is as simple as creating an account and spending 10 seconds correcting typos when you notice them.

    Editors in general are far less leftist than the MSM and censors on Twitter.

    • Disagree: Polistra
  77. Did Biden’s people not do proper due diligence, or has this already been aired in recent years without consequence?

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Henry's Cat

    Likely they know and don't care.

  78. suggesting Black people had “superior physical and mental abilities.”

    She was half right.

  79. @O. Zerk
    The Kristen Clarke Wikipedia page can be edited, but only by accounts that are at least 4 days old and have made at least 10 edits.

    The article was "semi-protected" in this way because many newly registered editors were adding material without citing a Wikipedia-approved reliable source. Problem is, sources deemed reliable by Wikipedia are weirdly and completely silent about the issue.

    The Wikipedia editor who removed all mention of the controversy wrote, on the article's Talk page, "I'll go along with inclusion once there's a source that isn't Tucker Carlson stirring the shit on FNC". But if that never happens, then what?

    Replies: @HA, @Corvinus, @Polistra

    “I’ll go along with inclusion once there’s a source that isn’t Tucker Carlson stirring the shit on FNC”. But if that never happens, then what?

    As the discussion in Wikipedia noted, her The Harvard Crimson quotes — and of course, the words of the actual paper she co-wrote — are plenty reliable as far as sources go. It doesn’t seem to make any difference.

  80. @El Dato
    Just in time via RT.com: USA Today delivers you a meta-Orwellian lecture on what can only be described as the inclusion of "Orwellian" in the Newspeak dictionary:

    You may be using the term ‘Orwellian’ wrong. Here’s what George Orwell was actually writing about

    Let's hear it!

    The term “Orwellian” has become lazy shorthand for exercises of authority with which one disagrees. When a publisher drops your book because your brand has become toxic, it’s Orwellian. When an internet platform enforces its terms of service and kicks you off, it’s Orwellian. When a store has you removed from the premises for refusing to wear a mask during a pandemic, it’s Orwellian.

     

    But we have USA Today to correct us. (Having an outfit called "USA Today" tell you this is pretty Orwellian). Now we can work towards a better future.

    Also:

    “'Orwellian,’ in the most orthodox way, is about language as a means of control,” Yetur says. “A Nazi propagandist like Leni Riefenstahl, that would be very Orwellian, because that’s somebody who’s using words to invoke feelings, to invoke allegiances, to discredit enemies."
     
    Alas, poor Leni is now a "Nazi propagandist" instead of just a hired movie maker, like those Hollywood people pumping out stuff on behalf of various monied interests and the MIC.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Jack D, @photondancer

    “’Orwellian,’ in the most orthodox way, is about language as a means of control,” Yetur says.

    And Simon and Schuster didn’t use language as a means of control?

  81. @Alfa158
    @Jonathan Mason

    You’re misusing the word moron. A moron is a person who suffers from very low levels of fundamental cognitive abilities, not someone who simply has different beliefs. Unfortunately, even smart people can still believe silly things; sometimes intelligence and education means a person gets educated to believe silly things and uses their reasoning to come up with rationalizations for why the things they want to believe are true must therefore be true .
    Kristen Clarke and Mike Pompeo are both quite intelligent, and possibly smarter than either you or I, but they both believe different, but nevertheless, silly things. As Dennis Prager says, some ideas are so wrong only a person who has gone to graduate school and been saturated in them can believe them.
    Isaac Newton, who may have been the brightest human in history, didn’t think as much of his achievements in science and mathematics as he did of his tendentious and obscure theological essays. Newton who never married said that he was happy that he avoided sin by dying a virgin.
    People who have 150 IQs can still believe in things like angels dancing on the head of a pin, or race and sex are social constructs.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @Reg Cæsar, @James O'Meara

    Point taken, but I do wish people would stop the cliche about “angels dancing on the head of a pin.”

    The issue is whether purely intellectual substances (like angels, or thoughts) exist, and if they do, do they have a position in space? It’s a question as meaningful as anything discussed in neuroscience or cosmology today.

  82. @GeraldB
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Why? Well, like Mitch, I defended Trump until a couple of weeks ago. As he lost lawsuit after lawsuit, yet refused to admit defeat, I became more and more uncomfortable.

    I thought his phone call to the Georgia secretary of state was the last straw. His oddly specific demand that they "find" the exact number of votes needed for him to win, and his veiled threats reminded me of a Mafia Don.

    But that wasn't the last straw. His speech on January 6 was clearly an incitement to violence. It was also a lie... he said "We're going to march down to the Capitol, and I'll be right there with you." But where was he? If he had any balls, he would have led the group storming the Capitol.

    At any rate, the House is going to pass articles of impeachment. The trial in the Senate should be extremely short; a video of his speech on Jan. 6 should be all the evidence that they need to find him guilty of inciting insurrection.

    Replies: @peterike, @Reg Cæsar, @TFwimbling

    I thought his phone call to the Georgia secretary of state was the last straw. His oddly specific demand that they “find” the exact number of votes needed for him to win,

    That didn’t happen. It’s a typical media twist of what he said.

    and his veiled threats reminded me of a Mafia Don.

    Threats to do what?

    But that wasn’t the last straw. His speech on January 6 was clearly an incitement to violence.

    Total nonsense.

    It was also a lie… he said “We’re going to march down to the Capitol, and I’ll be right there with you.” But where was he? If he had any balls, he would have led the group storming the Capitol.

    The lame fences set up as faux protection were breached before Trump was even finished speaking. And “storming the Capitol” is a ludicrous exaggeration.

    Get out more, normie.

    • Agree: Polistra
    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @peterike

    "And “storming the Capitol” is a ludicrous exaggeration."

    To the contrary...

    The event was pre-planned to assault the Capitol. Trump primed the pump.

    https://twitter.com/AynRandPaulRyan/status/1349312406804025345

    https://twitter.com/adamgoldmanNYT/status/1348963486756458496

    https://twitter.com/GoddamnGlenn/status/1349127677136003072

    And Trump supporters incited violence.

    https://twitter.com/Pervaizistan/status/1349191255184580611

    https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1349082393815212033

    Let us understand one thing. Any citizen from the 2020 Spring/Summer BLM movement who had engaged in actions like hitting a cop, or damaging property, or other similar actions should have been prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Remember, most people engaged in non-violent action. From what I read, there were around 14,000 people who were arrested in relation to those protest marches, with 427 being pinched by D.C. cops between May 30 and June 2.

    Replies: @anon, @Kyle, @El Dato

  83. @Whiskey
    Trump after impeached will be extradite d to Iran for execution. They can't leave him around.

    Replies: @Jack D

    You can always count on Whiskey to make wrong predictions. He is the UN-Nostradamus of Unz. Is there a London bookie who will give odds on Trump being extradited to Iran because I would bet against it – sure winner.

  84. @Kratoklastes
    @Almost Missouri

    I don't see why it's ironic that a free-speech absolutist deliberately destroys an incompetently set up 'free speech' platform.

    Far better that the incompetence of the Parler dickheads gets established early on and it dies in a vortex of well-deserved ignominy (hopefully with the names of the coders displayed to the world).

    That way that the next- generation 'free speech social media' platform spends more than $5 on data security.

    FWIW: I'm not on Parler or Gab. Both came into existence far too quickly, are far too opaque regarding ownership and funding, and have far too 'vanilla' a template. They smell of a honeypot, and have done since inception.

    Given how cheap 'presentation layer' (CSS etc) coders are, the fact that there was fuck-all change to the template is a dead giveaway that both platforms been mounted pretty much out-of-the-box... and if they've done UI/UX on the cheap when its already cheap, it means that corners will have been cut on back-end - AS FUCKING USUAL.

    'Sides... there are plenty of mechanisms for people to engage in unrestricted, anonymous online discussions. It's still many-to-many, but it differs from 'social media' in that it doesn't have any mechanism for people who want to use an audience for money-grubbing ('influencers' and other hack fuckwits).

    Replies: @peterike, @Almost Missouri

    Far better that the incompetence of the Parler dickheads gets established early on and it dies in a vortex of well-deserved ignominy (hopefully with the names of the coders displayed to the world).

    I don’t know if it’s true, but I saw on Twitter somewhere that when word came out that Parler was getting de-platformed from Amazon, other companies who worked with them began shutting off services. This included the company they were using for security. They just shut everything off and left them wide open to hackers.

    So maybe they aren’t quite that stupid. They were just betrayed.

  85. @El Dato
    Just in time via RT.com: USA Today delivers you a meta-Orwellian lecture on what can only be described as the inclusion of "Orwellian" in the Newspeak dictionary:

    You may be using the term ‘Orwellian’ wrong. Here’s what George Orwell was actually writing about

    Let's hear it!

    The term “Orwellian” has become lazy shorthand for exercises of authority with which one disagrees. When a publisher drops your book because your brand has become toxic, it’s Orwellian. When an internet platform enforces its terms of service and kicks you off, it’s Orwellian. When a store has you removed from the premises for refusing to wear a mask during a pandemic, it’s Orwellian.

     

    But we have USA Today to correct us. (Having an outfit called "USA Today" tell you this is pretty Orwellian). Now we can work towards a better future.

    Also:

    “'Orwellian,’ in the most orthodox way, is about language as a means of control,” Yetur says. “A Nazi propagandist like Leni Riefenstahl, that would be very Orwellian, because that’s somebody who’s using words to invoke feelings, to invoke allegiances, to discredit enemies."
     
    Alas, poor Leni is now a "Nazi propagandist" instead of just a hired movie maker, like those Hollywood people pumping out stuff on behalf of various monied interests and the MIC.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Jack D, @photondancer

    It’s funny that Orwell wrote thinly veiled allegories about Communism and the bad stuff that happened when totalitarian Leftists took control of the Soviet Union (despite being a socialist himself) but Yetur gives a Nazi as his example of Orwellianism.

  86. Anonymous[118] • Disclaimer says:

    They’d also have to vaccinate the adult family members residing or frequently visited by the kids, right, if the risk is spread to 1) adults indoors, 2) in close proximity, and 3) for a significant period of time. So LAUSD’s is a transmission-focused approach. At least there’s some logic to it.

    I’m fine if they’re able to vaccinate more adults instead of fewer students in the same time period. The lack of speed is the major insanity we’ve been seeing. And the slowness has been to ensure the government and govt-adjacent non-profits that their members are receiving the highest consideration.

  87. @Polistra
    Wokepedia, you mean. It's been ten years since I ever donated to them, and it'll never happen again. Unfortunately Mozilla is falling in line too. You can run but you can't hide.

    Replies: @Kronos, @Reg Cæsar, @El Dato, @kaganovitch, @Curmudgeon

    It’s not Wokepedia, it’s Ziopedia.

  88. @Almost Missouri
    @Rob McX


    The Web is fast converging with the old print media when it comes to political conformity.
     
    The web is much much worse than the old print media when it comes to political conformity. Old print media didn't dox you and try to get you convicted of federal crimes when you used it.

    Parler, which (in)famously required your phone number when you signed up and your government ID when you verified (though, ironically, Parler never revealed who its owners are), was sufficiently poorly coded that hostile third parties have now downloaded and publicly reposted every image and video that users ever posted (including in "deleted" posts), in order to help the Deep State RICO and sedition-ify them. Every one of those media files is now linkable to a real world person via an easy-peasy subpoena. Even without subpoenas, since Parler did not strip metadata, the files can probably be linked to home addresses, which even subpoenas can't necessarily do. In other words, Parler may have just become the world's biggest honeytrap. And it appears that it wasn't even a conspiracy, just a self-own by semi-competent programmers and promoters.

    https://gizmodo.com/every-deleted-parler-post-many-with-users-location-dat-1846032466

    For extra irony, the hacker leading this effort describes herself as "Meiklejohnian absolutist. free speech as in free-for-everyone", or in other words the freest of the free in free speech advocacy, yet she's leading (from Austria apparently) the effort for the biggest punishment of free speech in US history.

    Replies: @Kratoklastes, @Rob McX, @Polistra

    That is shocking.

  89. @Indiana Jack
    @Rob McX

    Ford pardoned Nixon before he plead guilty or was convicted of any crimes.

    Replies: @Rob McX

    Thanks (also to to commenters lysias and Thomas), I wasn’t aware of that.

  90. @Polistra
    @Reg Cæsar


    The couple’s other five children, ranging in age from 8 months to 11 years, were taken into protective custody. The victim and her siblings had only returned to their parents custody within the last year after spending time in foster care.
     
    Correction: the five they admit to. Child abuse in the 'underclass' is yet another thing we're not allowed to mention in the Current Year, Because systemic Racism.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Correction: the five they admit to.

    The other five belong to his second, “cultural” wife.

  91. @anon
    @Jonathan Mason

    Lots of people say stupid things when they are young students and do not yet have any experience of the working world.

    Few of them are students at Harvard with access to a world-class library where they can check facts prior to publishing an essay in the student newspaper.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Few of them are students at Harvard with access to a world-class library where they can check facts prior to publishing an essay in the student newspaper.

    It’s Harvard for whites and Asians. For minorities, it’s Howard.

    North Campus.

  92. @Kratoklastes
    @Almost Missouri

    I don't see why it's ironic that a free-speech absolutist deliberately destroys an incompetently set up 'free speech' platform.

    Far better that the incompetence of the Parler dickheads gets established early on and it dies in a vortex of well-deserved ignominy (hopefully with the names of the coders displayed to the world).

    That way that the next- generation 'free speech social media' platform spends more than $5 on data security.

    FWIW: I'm not on Parler or Gab. Both came into existence far too quickly, are far too opaque regarding ownership and funding, and have far too 'vanilla' a template. They smell of a honeypot, and have done since inception.

    Given how cheap 'presentation layer' (CSS etc) coders are, the fact that there was fuck-all change to the template is a dead giveaway that both platforms been mounted pretty much out-of-the-box... and if they've done UI/UX on the cheap when its already cheap, it means that corners will have been cut on back-end - AS FUCKING USUAL.

    'Sides... there are plenty of mechanisms for people to engage in unrestricted, anonymous online discussions. It's still many-to-many, but it differs from 'social media' in that it doesn't have any mechanism for people who want to use an audience for money-grubbing ('influencers' and other hack fuckwits).

    Replies: @peterike, @Almost Missouri

    Far better that the incompetence of the Parler dickheads gets established early on

    I don’t have the impression that she did it to “establish incompetence”. I have the impression that she did it because she disagrees with the speech that is on Parler. Or to adapt Voltaire: “She may disagree with what you say, but she will persecute you to death for you saying it.” In other words, she’s about the opposite of the “free speech absolutist” she claims to be.

    there are plenty of mechanisms for people to engage in unrestricted, anonymous online discussions. It’s still many-to-many, but it differs from ‘social media’ in that it doesn’t have any mechanism for people who want to use an audience for money-grubbing (‘influencers’ and other hack fuckwits).

    Sounds good. What is it?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Almost Missouri

    She absolutely is in favor of free speech as long as it it the kind of speech that she is in favor of. It's just like the old Soviet Union - you had complete freedom of speech as long as everything you said adhered to the Party Line. We are headed for that now.

    When Lefties were the ones being persecuted in America, they used to point out that the kind of speech that needs to be protected is UNPOPULAR speech. We don't need a 1st Amendment to protect speech that the majority agrees with anyway. But now that they are in power, this completely escapes them. It turns out any speech that they don't agree with is actually "dangerous" and must be suppressed.

    , @Dissident
    @Almost Missouri


    Or to adapt Voltaire: “She may disagree with what you say, but she will persecute you to death for you saying it.”
     
    I may not agree with your misattributing the alluded-to quote to Voltaire but I would never persecute (much less kill) you for doing so.
    :)
  93. @Almost Missouri
    @Kratoklastes


    Far better that the incompetence of the Parler dickheads gets established early on
     
    I don't have the impression that she did it to "establish incompetence". I have the impression that she did it because she disagrees with the speech that is on Parler. Or to adapt Voltaire: "She may disagree with what you say, but she will persecute you to death for you saying it." In other words, she's about the opposite of the "free speech absolutist" she claims to be.

    there are plenty of mechanisms for people to engage in unrestricted, anonymous online discussions. It’s still many-to-many, but it differs from ‘social media’ in that it doesn’t have any mechanism for people who want to use an audience for money-grubbing (‘influencers’ and other hack fuckwits).
     
    Sounds good. What is it?

    Replies: @Jack D, @Dissident

    She absolutely is in favor of free speech as long as it it the kind of speech that she is in favor of. It’s just like the old Soviet Union – you had complete freedom of speech as long as everything you said adhered to the Party Line. We are headed for that now.

    When Lefties were the ones being persecuted in America, they used to point out that the kind of speech that needs to be protected is UNPOPULAR speech. We don’t need a 1st Amendment to protect speech that the majority agrees with anyway. But now that they are in power, this completely escapes them. It turns out any speech that they don’t agree with is actually “dangerous” and must be suppressed.

    • Agree: Mark G., Hibernian
  94. “Wikipedia Locks Out Embarrassing Facts About Biden Nominee”

    But that’s right up your alley, Mr. Sailer, as in a similar vein you cagily ignore offering inconvenient truths in your own narrative. In other words, you also leave out important information.

    • Agree: Kyle
    • Replies: @Kyle
    @Corvinus

    I agree with you, but Steve being biased isn’t the story. We’re all biased. The story is that the Wikipedia nerds find what she said problematic. Or they’re afraid that the public at large will find what she said problematic.

    , @Hibernian
    @Corvinus

    He leaves out information, much of it false, that the Left screams from the rooftops 24/7. And truths everyone with any sense knows without being told.

    , @Dissident
    @Corvinus


    But that’s right up your alley, Mr. Sailer, as in a similar vein you cagily ignore offering inconvenient truths in your own narrative.
     
    Have you not overlooked an absolutely critical difference between our host and Wikipedia?

    Does Mr. Sailer bill this blog or his opinion column as an encyclopedia or a news outlet?

    You yourself, in a different post to this thread, referred-to "this fine opinion webzine".

    Opinion.

    Replies: @Corvinus

  95. A little off topic, but anyway.
    May I make a serious proposal for conservatives, America Firsters, Unz readers, etc… to regain political power.

    Come out for generous (very generous) reparations for American Blacks to redress the historic injustices of slavery, Jim Crow, institutional racism, etc…
    But on one condition…
    the reparations have to paid for out of cuts in our defense budget. (USA Out of NATO, out of
    East Asia, Out of Latin America, and especially Out of the Mideast). The trillion dollar defense budget would translate to $30,000 for each black American. There is no reason the
    US Government should be subsidizing the defense of rich white Europeans, Israelis, and certain East Asians (who, by the way, all seem to be able to afford generous welfare states and universal healthcare for their own people), while our fellow American blacks need so much help. Under no circumstances should reparations be paid for by increased taxes or cuts to infrastructure spending, or any other entitlements. Press this question on the American people. The Dems will be forced into either being against reparations, or having to impose taxes on white Americans (and presumably Asian and Hispanics as well) to pay for reparations. Either one will be political suicide for them.

    • Agree: Kyle
    • Replies: @V. Hickel
    @ringo starr search

    'reparations' , to be truly just , must include restoration of the status quo ante. heres 200K. now, give me your passport and leave. forever.

    , @Lockean Proviso
    @ringo starr search

    I'm not so sure that it would be a political liability for Dems, even if it was a tax only on whites. Their base whites in the urban areas love to grovel. Paying a reparations tax would be sweet punishment of their inborn sin of whiteness worth paying for and talking about having done so with willingness. "Thank you sir, may I have another?" No wonder S&M domination is increasingly popular in the cities. It would be seen as a bonus that it would be inflicted on the deplorable whites too. But yes, Asians and Hispanics would hate it if put on them.

    , @Art Deco
    @ringo starr search

    The proportion of military billets located outside the United States has varied during the postwar period between 13% and 30%. It's now near the lower end of that spectrum. The ratio of military spending to domestic product has varied between shy of 4% and shy of 15%, but has been below the median since 1993 and is now near the lower bound. If you averaged it out over the post-war period, annual military expenditure attributable to forces billeted abroad comes out to around 1.4% of domestic product per year.

  96. @peterike
    @GeraldB


    I thought his phone call to the Georgia secretary of state was the last straw. His oddly specific demand that they “find” the exact number of votes needed for him to win,
     
    That didn't happen. It's a typical media twist of what he said.

    and his veiled threats reminded me of a Mafia Don.
     
    Threats to do what?

    But that wasn’t the last straw. His speech on January 6 was clearly an incitement to violence.

     

    Total nonsense.

    It was also a lie… he said “We’re going to march down to the Capitol, and I’ll be right there with you.” But where was he? If he had any balls, he would have led the group storming the Capitol.
     
    The lame fences set up as faux protection were breached before Trump was even finished speaking. And "storming the Capitol" is a ludicrous exaggeration.

    Get out more, normie.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “And “storming the Capitol” is a ludicrous exaggeration.”

    To the contrary…

    The event was pre-planned to assault the Capitol. Trump primed the pump.

    And Trump supporters incited violence.

    Let us understand one thing. Any citizen from the 2020 Spring/Summer BLM movement who had engaged in actions like hitting a cop, or damaging property, or other similar actions should have been prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Remember, most people engaged in non-violent action. From what I read, there were around 14,000 people who were arrested in relation to those protest marches, with 427 being pinched by D.C. cops between May 30 and June 2.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Corvinus

    . Any citizen from the 2020 Spring/Summer BLM movement who had engaged in actions like hitting a cop, or damaging property, or other similar actions should have been prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

    "Should have". C'mon, Coronavinus, you can recite your talking points better than this!
    Only Black Lives Matter! Power to The People Burning Down WalMart!

    You've slipped off your script.

    Sad!

    Replies: @Corvinus

    , @Kyle
    @Corvinus

    Do you think trump knowingly coordinated an attack mob to storm the capitol? Do you also think George Soros is writing checks to antifa members to riot in Portland for 100 consecutive nights? It’s more likely that wannabe street brawlers on either end of the political spectrum are just that stupid & that pissed off.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Corvinus

    , @El Dato
    @Corvinus


    Here are the insurrectionists talking about the plan, including detailed schematics of the Capitol building.
     
    I expected Black Hawk Down style power hosing.

    I see clowns right out of some commune traipsing around not knowing whether to go left or right, for some reason breaking windows, antifa-style. Some are apparently stealing the phones? Some forgot to put on their mask to avoid being recognized on selfies. No "detailed schematics".

    These are not the organized insurrectionists you are looking for.

    Replies: @Corvinus

  97. @O. Zerk
    The Kristen Clarke Wikipedia page can be edited, but only by accounts that are at least 4 days old and have made at least 10 edits.

    The article was "semi-protected" in this way because many newly registered editors were adding material without citing a Wikipedia-approved reliable source. Problem is, sources deemed reliable by Wikipedia are weirdly and completely silent about the issue.

    The Wikipedia editor who removed all mention of the controversy wrote, on the article's Talk page, "I'll go along with inclusion once there's a source that isn't Tucker Carlson stirring the shit on FNC". But if that never happens, then what?

    Replies: @HA, @Corvinus, @Polistra

    “The Kristen Clarke Wikipedia page can be edited, but only by accounts that are at least 4 days old and have made at least 10 edits. The article was “semi-protected” in this way because many newly registered editors were adding material without citing a Wikipedia-approved reliable source.”

    Thanks for NOTICING. Now, did Mr. Sailer honestly not know this important point when he wrote this post, or was he aware of it but chose to leave it out? One would think that Mr. Sailer conducts a thorough investigation before writing his epic narratives on this fine opinion webzine. I mean, doesn’t he hold himself to higher journalistic standards?

  98. @El Dato
    @Reg Cæsar


    A spanking gone wrong. Well, spare the rod…
     
    The death penalty is seriously underappreciated.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    The death penalty is seriously underappreciated.

    Yeah, but for toddlers? Most of us could have been executed in our “terrible twos” at our parents’ lowest points.

  99. The German word for this process was Gleichschaltung. It was coined in 1933.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Colin Wright


    The German word for this process was Gleichschaltung. It was coined in 1933.

     

    This is a good term for "national popular vote" as well. The ungleiche Electoral College is on top, the gleiche NPV on the bottom:


    https://m.bpb.de/cache/images/7/42747-1x2-article620.jpg?F59B4

    Replies: @Colin Wright

  100. @O. Zerk
    The Kristen Clarke Wikipedia page can be edited, but only by accounts that are at least 4 days old and have made at least 10 edits.

    The article was "semi-protected" in this way because many newly registered editors were adding material without citing a Wikipedia-approved reliable source. Problem is, sources deemed reliable by Wikipedia are weirdly and completely silent about the issue.

    The Wikipedia editor who removed all mention of the controversy wrote, on the article's Talk page, "I'll go along with inclusion once there's a source that isn't Tucker Carlson stirring the shit on FNC". But if that never happens, then what?

    Replies: @HA, @Corvinus, @Polistra

    The Kristen Clarke Wikipedia page can be edited, but only by accounts that are at least 4 days old and have made at least 10 edits.

    Fine, but you can have an account that is 15 years old with over 100 edits–and you can quote the Harvard Crimson or even the New York Times–but if the Wokepedia editors don’t like the political implications of your edit they’ll reverse it within an hour or two.

    What’s the purpose in engaging with them? We have tens of millions of people at the very minimum who are being silenced. Why can’t we have a voice in the public realm?

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Polistra

    "We have tens of millions of people at the very minimum who are being silenced."

    According to Who/Whom?

    "Why can’t we have a voice in the public realm?"

    You do have a voice!

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Colin Wright

  101. @GeraldB
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Why? Well, like Mitch, I defended Trump until a couple of weeks ago. As he lost lawsuit after lawsuit, yet refused to admit defeat, I became more and more uncomfortable.

    I thought his phone call to the Georgia secretary of state was the last straw. His oddly specific demand that they "find" the exact number of votes needed for him to win, and his veiled threats reminded me of a Mafia Don.

    But that wasn't the last straw. His speech on January 6 was clearly an incitement to violence. It was also a lie... he said "We're going to march down to the Capitol, and I'll be right there with you." But where was he? If he had any balls, he would have led the group storming the Capitol.

    At any rate, the House is going to pass articles of impeachment. The trial in the Senate should be extremely short; a video of his speech on Jan. 6 should be all the evidence that they need to find him guilty of inciting insurrection.

    Replies: @peterike, @Reg Cæsar, @TFwimbling

    …all the evidence that they need to find him guilty of inciting insurrection.

    In other words, he exposed Democrats for what they are, and have always been. That’s all the evidence they “need”, and want.

    As he lost lawsuit after lawsuit…

    Filing those wasn’t the best strategy, especially after the 20th Amendment narrowed the window between election and inauguration, and also of swearing in of the Congress.

    However, it is very suspicious that those suits based on the long-standing principle that states cannot violate their own laws or constitutions were turned away. Come on, a federal court threw out Arkansas’s poll tax in 1905 because the “winning” referendum didn’t meet the state’s own requirement of a majority of all votes cast, not just those cast on the question itself.

    What we saw in this election past is far worse of a violation than what Arkansas did in 1892. The Supreme Court brought this up in 2000, when Florida’s mostly Democratic state supreme court played loose with the state’s own law.

    On top of that, mail-in votes are shady, and electronic systems opaque, on their face. Fraud should be taken for granted.

    • Disagree: Corvinus
  102. @Colin Wright
    The German word for this process was Gleichschaltung. It was coined in 1933.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    The German word for this process was Gleichschaltung. It was coined in 1933.

    This is a good term for “national popular vote” as well. The ungleiche Electoral College is on top, the gleiche NPV on the bottom:

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @Reg Cæsar

    ...some consolation in the fact that they've hardly got a 'Hitler'...let alone a functional ideology.

    We can win. It's just going to be a hell of a mess, and likely to scare the horses.

    ...also, we'll never put Humpty Dumpty together again. But there it is.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  103. Not only that. That deleted the back issue so you can’t go back into the archive and read it.

    I just added the top level article to Infogalactic.

    https://infogalactic.com/info/Kristen_Clarke

  104. anon[314] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus
    @peterike

    "And “storming the Capitol” is a ludicrous exaggeration."

    To the contrary...

    The event was pre-planned to assault the Capitol. Trump primed the pump.

    https://twitter.com/AynRandPaulRyan/status/1349312406804025345

    https://twitter.com/adamgoldmanNYT/status/1348963486756458496

    https://twitter.com/GoddamnGlenn/status/1349127677136003072

    And Trump supporters incited violence.

    https://twitter.com/Pervaizistan/status/1349191255184580611

    https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1349082393815212033

    Let us understand one thing. Any citizen from the 2020 Spring/Summer BLM movement who had engaged in actions like hitting a cop, or damaging property, or other similar actions should have been prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Remember, most people engaged in non-violent action. From what I read, there were around 14,000 people who were arrested in relation to those protest marches, with 427 being pinched by D.C. cops between May 30 and June 2.

    Replies: @anon, @Kyle, @El Dato

    . Any citizen from the 2020 Spring/Summer BLM movement who had engaged in actions like hitting a cop, or damaging property, or other similar actions should have been prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

    “Should have”. C’mon, Coronavinus, you can recite your talking points better than this!
    Only Black Lives Matter! Power to The People Burning Down WalMart!

    You’ve slipped off your script.

    Sad!

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @anon

    Right on cue as an Anony, you don't address the substance of my post. It's as if your handler reins you in...

    Replies: @res

  105. @Reg Cæsar
    @Colin Wright


    The German word for this process was Gleichschaltung. It was coined in 1933.

     

    This is a good term for "national popular vote" as well. The ungleiche Electoral College is on top, the gleiche NPV on the bottom:


    https://m.bpb.de/cache/images/7/42747-1x2-article620.jpg?F59B4

    Replies: @Colin Wright

    …some consolation in the fact that they’ve hardly got a ‘Hitler’…let alone a functional ideology.

    We can win. It’s just going to be a hell of a mess, and likely to scare the horses.

    …also, we’ll never put Humpty Dumpty together again. But there it is.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Colin Wright


    …also, we’ll never put Humpty Dumpty together again. But there it is.

     

    In the case of the Democratic Party, Humphrey Dumpty.


    Good heavens, there already is a Humphrey Dumpty. He looks more faggy than eggy:


    https://everafterhigh.fandom.com/wiki/Humphrey_Dumpt

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  106. @Not Only Wrathful
    A clear-sighted response by the swamp and Democratic party to the protest would have been conciliation and understanding. Instead, they've opted for hypocrisy, hysteria and will obviously further radicalise the protestors

    They're aiming for 20 year prison sentences for hundreds of participants, whereas with 200 days of #BLM protests, that were much more violent, they gave mostly just adoration and $$$.

    The reporting has also been deeply dishonest and even the BBC may as well be working as a particularly sycophantic and craven PR outlet for the Democratic party. For example, it mostly tries to gives the impression that Ashli Babbitt was murdered by the protestors and was not a protestor murdered by a member of the security forces!

    In all, it is a crazy reaction that makes government in places like China look friendly and empathetic by comparison.

    The problem for the protestors is that, although seemingly only very superficial in their effect, they nonetheless hit the US establishment where it hurts: squarely on their narcissism. They made the establishment look stupid and, for Pelosi et al., that is what enrages them the most.

    Why is this very old woman who is also very rich still wanting to work in politics, even as a totally replaceable figures of only establishment "moderation"? She doesn't change anything or represent anything, she just serves time.

    It seems that narcissism is a hell of a drug that powers her with rage and vanity even while it empties out her soul. After all, what else is she getting other than selling people on her image from all of this? It certainly isn't any sort of idealism or duty.

    All this means that while the protestors made a mostly fake wound, ironically it is the fake self that the swamp really cares about and so they genuinely feel brutalised; which relates, not incidentally, to why they can't govern for sh*t

    Replies: @photondancer

    “it mostly tries to gives the impression that Ashli Babbitt was murdered by the protestors”

    Seeing this in Australia too. Every article on the ‘riot’ (a word never used for the BLM riots) starts off with a reminder that 4 people died, but never say that 3 died of natural causes and the 4th was shot by a police man for no reason.

    • Agree: Kyle, Colin Wright, Polistra
    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @photondancer

    They haven't released autopsy results on Ofc. Sicknick. His family says he texted them and told them he'd been pepper sprayed a couple of times but was OK. He didn't mention being hit on the head or any other place. He collapsed in the division office later and was taken to the hospital where they found a blood clot in his brain.

    There is a video of a cop in a helmet outside the building getting hit with a fire extinguisher, but it's not clear who the officer is nor is it clear that the officer had any reaction to being hit.

    Replies: @photondancer

  107. @El Dato
    Just in time via RT.com: USA Today delivers you a meta-Orwellian lecture on what can only be described as the inclusion of "Orwellian" in the Newspeak dictionary:

    You may be using the term ‘Orwellian’ wrong. Here’s what George Orwell was actually writing about

    Let's hear it!

    The term “Orwellian” has become lazy shorthand for exercises of authority with which one disagrees. When a publisher drops your book because your brand has become toxic, it’s Orwellian. When an internet platform enforces its terms of service and kicks you off, it’s Orwellian. When a store has you removed from the premises for refusing to wear a mask during a pandemic, it’s Orwellian.

     

    But we have USA Today to correct us. (Having an outfit called "USA Today" tell you this is pretty Orwellian). Now we can work towards a better future.

    Also:

    “'Orwellian,’ in the most orthodox way, is about language as a means of control,” Yetur says. “A Nazi propagandist like Leni Riefenstahl, that would be very Orwellian, because that’s somebody who’s using words to invoke feelings, to invoke allegiances, to discredit enemies."
     
    Alas, poor Leni is now a "Nazi propagandist" instead of just a hired movie maker, like those Hollywood people pumping out stuff on behalf of various monied interests and the MIC.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Jack D, @photondancer

    I read that article yesterday when it was reprinted in my newspaper. Every example, of course, was taken from the non-woke. No mention of the extensive use of Orwellian techniques by the woke.

  108. @Colin Wright
    @Reg Cæsar

    ...some consolation in the fact that they've hardly got a 'Hitler'...let alone a functional ideology.

    We can win. It's just going to be a hell of a mess, and likely to scare the horses.

    ...also, we'll never put Humpty Dumpty together again. But there it is.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    …also, we’ll never put Humpty Dumpty together again. But there it is.

    In the case of the Democratic Party, Humphrey Dumpty.

    Good heavens, there already is a Humphrey Dumpty. He looks more faggy than eggy:

    https://everafterhigh.fandom.com/wiki/Humphrey_Dumpt

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Reg Cæsar

    https://everafterhigh.fandom.com/wiki/Humphrey_Dumpty


    https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/everafterhigh/images/d/d5/Book_Art_-_Humphrey_Dumpty.jpg

  109. @Almost Missouri
    @Rob McX


    The Web is fast converging with the old print media when it comes to political conformity.
     
    The web is much much worse than the old print media when it comes to political conformity. Old print media didn't dox you and try to get you convicted of federal crimes when you used it.

    Parler, which (in)famously required your phone number when you signed up and your government ID when you verified (though, ironically, Parler never revealed who its owners are), was sufficiently poorly coded that hostile third parties have now downloaded and publicly reposted every image and video that users ever posted (including in "deleted" posts), in order to help the Deep State RICO and sedition-ify them. Every one of those media files is now linkable to a real world person via an easy-peasy subpoena. Even without subpoenas, since Parler did not strip metadata, the files can probably be linked to home addresses, which even subpoenas can't necessarily do. In other words, Parler may have just become the world's biggest honeytrap. And it appears that it wasn't even a conspiracy, just a self-own by semi-competent programmers and promoters.

    https://gizmodo.com/every-deleted-parler-post-many-with-users-location-dat-1846032466

    For extra irony, the hacker leading this effort describes herself as "Meiklejohnian absolutist. free speech as in free-for-everyone", or in other words the freest of the free in free speech advocacy, yet she's leading (from Austria apparently) the effort for the biggest punishment of free speech in US history.

    Replies: @Kratoklastes, @Rob McX, @Polistra

    Parler, which (in)famously required your phone number when you signed up and your government ID when you verified

    I had no idea. How stupid are people? Rhetorical Q.

  110. @Reg Cæsar
    @Alfa158


    ...sometimes intelligence and education means a person gets educated to believe silly things and uses their reasoning to come up with rationalizations for why the things they want to believe are true must therefore be true.
     
    There may be a threshold above which extra IQ points cause more harm than good. The saying "too smart for his own good" didn't appear in a vacuum.

    Always apply the bicycle-parking test.


    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fsa9dw5UN00/XJ_R7Mq2fEI/AAAAAAAAFXg/KhldQLQc_boDcgV_tgtPKjpwnnyOkwz6ACLcBGAs/s1600/wallace-intellectual.jpg

    As Dennis Prager says, some ideas are so wrong only a person who has gone to graduate school and been saturated in them can believe them.
     
    Paraphrasing Orwell:


    https://www.azquotes.com/picture-quotes/quote-some-ideas-are-so-stupid-that-only-intellectuals-believe-them-george-orwell-44-56-62.jpg

    Replies: @Polistra

    There may be a threshold above which extra IQ points cause more harm than good.

    There’s definitely such a point, but where is it exactly, and how smart do you have to be to perceive it?

  111. @Polistra
    @O. Zerk


    The Kristen Clarke Wikipedia page can be edited, but only by accounts that are at least 4 days old and have made at least 10 edits.
     
    Fine, but you can have an account that is 15 years old with over 100 edits--and you can quote the Harvard Crimson or even the New York Times--but if the Wokepedia editors don't like the political implications of your edit they'll reverse it within an hour or two.

    What's the purpose in engaging with them? We have tens of millions of people at the very minimum who are being silenced. Why can't we have a voice in the public realm?

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “We have tens of millions of people at the very minimum who are being silenced.”

    According to Who/Whom?

    “Why can’t we have a voice in the public realm?”

    You do have a voice!

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Corvinus



    “Why can’t we have a voice in the public realm?”

     

    You do have a voice!
     
    Yeah, like in those orchestrated "town hall" farces. Which used to be called "town meetings", until people realized that in real town meetings, you have a vote.

    Unz.com hardly counts.
    , @Colin Wright
    @Corvinus

    'You do have a voice!'

    Lol. It would depend on what you want to say.

  112. @anon
    @Corvinus

    . Any citizen from the 2020 Spring/Summer BLM movement who had engaged in actions like hitting a cop, or damaging property, or other similar actions should have been prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

    "Should have". C'mon, Coronavinus, you can recite your talking points better than this!
    Only Black Lives Matter! Power to The People Burning Down WalMart!

    You've slipped off your script.

    Sad!

    Replies: @Corvinus

    Right on cue as an Anony, you don’t address the substance of my post. It’s as if your handler reins you in…

    • Replies: @res
    @Corvinus

    Projection really is a remarkable tool for understanding people. Thanks, Corvy!

  113. I have no problem with her or what she said. It’s stupid and she’s stupid, but I generally don’t have a problem with black supremacist types. There is such a thing as human biodiversity, and you could make a case that blacks are supreme. Whatever, that’s irrelevant in this discussion. It is pretty telling though. The powers that be, the wikipedia nerds, have a problem with what she said or are afraid others will have a problem with what she said. They knowingly locked out her page to prevent community editorship. I have a layman’s understanding of how Wikipedia works. I imagine that recently the page was edited to include information on the 1994 circumstances. Then it was changed back by the moderators because In their minds it’s probably overtly political or unfair in some sense. There was probably a struggle back & forth until the moderators got fed up and locked the page from further editing. Jeff Bezos didn’t push a button and lock out the page. This isn’t a conspiracy among a few of the top Wikipedia moderators to hurt republicans. George Soros isn’t writing checks to antifa memebers to go riot in the streets of Seattle. There is an intrinsic view among people who lean left wing. I’m sure that in the minds of the moderators who locked the page, right wing trolls are using something stupid that she said 25 years ago to try to score political points. In their minds including this info on her page when it wasn’t previously there is a bit unfair. I don’t agree with that, I think unelected people holding powerful positions in a presidents cabinet should be well vetted. But I’m sure most people who lean left don’t agree with me.

  114. @Jack D
    @photondancer

    The Streisand Effect means that such efforts at censorship usually backfire.

    The only one this news gets hidden from are the Leftists who would be triggered if they saw the truth (which they already know anyway) written down in their precious Wikipedia. As long as it's not in Wikipedia, it didn't really happen as far as they are concerned. If you've won the Wikipedia edit war, then you've changed history. People who are not idiots understand that whether or not something is written on a Wikipedia page doesn't determine whether or not it actually happened.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Polistra

    People who are not idiots understand that…

    Yes, most people “know” that certain “truths” aren’t actually “verified” but that’s similar to people admitting–when cornered–that television is almost entirely fiction for the sake of entertainment–and propaganda.

    The next moment these self-same people will quote Wiki, or their favorite tv show, as a meaningful touchstone to help us all navigate the world we live in.

    And the more they do it, the more accurate it actually becomes, because the world we live in becomes defined that way. Stanley Fish: “The Authority of Interpretive Communities”

  115. @Reg Cæsar
    @Colin Wright


    …also, we’ll never put Humpty Dumpty together again. But there it is.

     

    In the case of the Democratic Party, Humphrey Dumpty.


    Good heavens, there already is a Humphrey Dumpty. He looks more faggy than eggy:


    https://everafterhigh.fandom.com/wiki/Humphrey_Dumpt

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  116. @Corvinus
    @Polistra

    "We have tens of millions of people at the very minimum who are being silenced."

    According to Who/Whom?

    "Why can’t we have a voice in the public realm?"

    You do have a voice!

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Colin Wright

    “Why can’t we have a voice in the public realm?”

    You do have a voice!

    Yeah, like in those orchestrated “town hall” farces. Which used to be called “town meetings”, until people realized that in real town meetings, you have a vote.

    Unz.com hardly counts.

  117. @Corvinus
    @Polistra

    "We have tens of millions of people at the very minimum who are being silenced."

    According to Who/Whom?

    "Why can’t we have a voice in the public realm?"

    You do have a voice!

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Colin Wright

    ‘You do have a voice!’

    Lol. It would depend on what you want to say.

  118. @Henry's Cat
    Did Biden's people not do proper due diligence, or has this already been aired in recent years without consequence?

    Replies: @Hibernian

    Likely they know and don’t care.

  119. @Corvinus
    "Wikipedia Locks Out Embarrassing Facts About Biden Nominee"

    But that's right up your alley, Mr. Sailer, as in a similar vein you cagily ignore offering inconvenient truths in your own narrative. In other words, you also leave out important information.

    Replies: @Kyle, @Hibernian, @Dissident

    I agree with you, but Steve being biased isn’t the story. We’re all biased. The story is that the Wikipedia nerds find what she said problematic. Or they’re afraid that the public at large will find what she said problematic.

  120. @Corvinus
    "Wikipedia Locks Out Embarrassing Facts About Biden Nominee"

    But that's right up your alley, Mr. Sailer, as in a similar vein you cagily ignore offering inconvenient truths in your own narrative. In other words, you also leave out important information.

    Replies: @Kyle, @Hibernian, @Dissident

    He leaves out information, much of it false, that the Left screams from the rooftops 24/7. And truths everyone with any sense knows without being told.

    • Disagree: Corvinus
  121. @Corvinus
    @peterike

    "And “storming the Capitol” is a ludicrous exaggeration."

    To the contrary...

    The event was pre-planned to assault the Capitol. Trump primed the pump.

    https://twitter.com/AynRandPaulRyan/status/1349312406804025345

    https://twitter.com/adamgoldmanNYT/status/1348963486756458496

    https://twitter.com/GoddamnGlenn/status/1349127677136003072

    And Trump supporters incited violence.

    https://twitter.com/Pervaizistan/status/1349191255184580611

    https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1349082393815212033

    Let us understand one thing. Any citizen from the 2020 Spring/Summer BLM movement who had engaged in actions like hitting a cop, or damaging property, or other similar actions should have been prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Remember, most people engaged in non-violent action. From what I read, there were around 14,000 people who were arrested in relation to those protest marches, with 427 being pinched by D.C. cops between May 30 and June 2.

    Replies: @anon, @Kyle, @El Dato

    Do you think trump knowingly coordinated an attack mob to storm the capitol? Do you also think George Soros is writing checks to antifa members to riot in Portland for 100 consecutive nights? It’s more likely that wannabe street brawlers on either end of the political spectrum are just that stupid & that pissed off.

    • Troll: Pat Kittle
    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Kyle

    Do you also think George Soros is writing checks to antifa members to riot in Portland for 100 consecutive nights?

    No. I think he uses cut-outs to finance their activities.

    , @Corvinus
    @Kyle

    "Do you think trump knowingly coordinated an attack mob to storm the capitol?"

    I would say he is complicit, as in he was "in the know".

    https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1349142068061478912

    https://twitter.com/ThePlumLineGS/status/1349751876020019202

    https://twitter.com/politico/status/1349729266842402816

  122. @ringo starr search
    A little off topic, but anyway.
    May I make a serious proposal for conservatives, America Firsters, Unz readers, etc... to regain political power.

    Come out for generous (very generous) reparations for American Blacks to redress the historic injustices of slavery, Jim Crow, institutional racism, etc...
    But on one condition...
    the reparations have to paid for out of cuts in our defense budget. (USA Out of NATO, out of
    East Asia, Out of Latin America, and especially Out of the Mideast). The trillion dollar defense budget would translate to $30,000 for each black American. There is no reason the
    US Government should be subsidizing the defense of rich white Europeans, Israelis, and certain East Asians (who, by the way, all seem to be able to afford generous welfare states and universal healthcare for their own people), while our fellow American blacks need so much help. Under no circumstances should reparations be paid for by increased taxes or cuts to infrastructure spending, or any other entitlements. Press this question on the American people. The Dems will be forced into either being against reparations, or having to impose taxes on white Americans (and presumably Asian and Hispanics as well) to pay for reparations. Either one will be political suicide for them.

    Replies: @V. Hickel, @Lockean Proviso, @Art Deco

    ‘reparations’ , to be truly just , must include restoration of the status quo ante. heres 200K. now, give me your passport and leave. forever.

  123. @ringo starr search
    A little off topic, but anyway.
    May I make a serious proposal for conservatives, America Firsters, Unz readers, etc... to regain political power.

    Come out for generous (very generous) reparations for American Blacks to redress the historic injustices of slavery, Jim Crow, institutional racism, etc...
    But on one condition...
    the reparations have to paid for out of cuts in our defense budget. (USA Out of NATO, out of
    East Asia, Out of Latin America, and especially Out of the Mideast). The trillion dollar defense budget would translate to $30,000 for each black American. There is no reason the
    US Government should be subsidizing the defense of rich white Europeans, Israelis, and certain East Asians (who, by the way, all seem to be able to afford generous welfare states and universal healthcare for their own people), while our fellow American blacks need so much help. Under no circumstances should reparations be paid for by increased taxes or cuts to infrastructure spending, or any other entitlements. Press this question on the American people. The Dems will be forced into either being against reparations, or having to impose taxes on white Americans (and presumably Asian and Hispanics as well) to pay for reparations. Either one will be political suicide for them.

    Replies: @V. Hickel, @Lockean Proviso, @Art Deco

    I’m not so sure that it would be a political liability for Dems, even if it was a tax only on whites. Their base whites in the urban areas love to grovel. Paying a reparations tax would be sweet punishment of their inborn sin of whiteness worth paying for and talking about having done so with willingness. “Thank you sir, may I have another?” No wonder S&M domination is increasingly popular in the cities. It would be seen as a bonus that it would be inflicted on the deplorable whites too. But yes, Asians and Hispanics would hate it if put on them.

  124. @Corvinus
    @anon

    Right on cue as an Anony, you don't address the substance of my post. It's as if your handler reins you in...

    Replies: @res

    Projection really is a remarkable tool for understanding people. Thanks, Corvy!

  125. @Corvinus
    "Wikipedia Locks Out Embarrassing Facts About Biden Nominee"

    But that's right up your alley, Mr. Sailer, as in a similar vein you cagily ignore offering inconvenient truths in your own narrative. In other words, you also leave out important information.

    Replies: @Kyle, @Hibernian, @Dissident

    But that’s right up your alley, Mr. Sailer, as in a similar vein you cagily ignore offering inconvenient truths in your own narrative.

    Have you not overlooked an absolutely critical difference between our host and Wikipedia?

    Does Mr. Sailer bill this blog or his opinion column as an encyclopedia or a news outlet?

    You yourself, in a different post to this thread, referred-to “this fine opinion webzine”.

    Opinion.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Dissident

    I would say Mr. Sailer informs his audience of what he believes is the truth through his alleged master pattern recognition skills that relates to newsworthy items on his blog, which is part of an opinion webzine, a characterization preferred by Mr. Unz.

  126. @ringo starr search
    A little off topic, but anyway.
    May I make a serious proposal for conservatives, America Firsters, Unz readers, etc... to regain political power.

    Come out for generous (very generous) reparations for American Blacks to redress the historic injustices of slavery, Jim Crow, institutional racism, etc...
    But on one condition...
    the reparations have to paid for out of cuts in our defense budget. (USA Out of NATO, out of
    East Asia, Out of Latin America, and especially Out of the Mideast). The trillion dollar defense budget would translate to $30,000 for each black American. There is no reason the
    US Government should be subsidizing the defense of rich white Europeans, Israelis, and certain East Asians (who, by the way, all seem to be able to afford generous welfare states and universal healthcare for their own people), while our fellow American blacks need so much help. Under no circumstances should reparations be paid for by increased taxes or cuts to infrastructure spending, or any other entitlements. Press this question on the American people. The Dems will be forced into either being against reparations, or having to impose taxes on white Americans (and presumably Asian and Hispanics as well) to pay for reparations. Either one will be political suicide for them.

    Replies: @V. Hickel, @Lockean Proviso, @Art Deco

    The proportion of military billets located outside the United States has varied during the postwar period between 13% and 30%. It’s now near the lower end of that spectrum. The ratio of military spending to domestic product has varied between shy of 4% and shy of 15%, but has been below the median since 1993 and is now near the lower bound. If you averaged it out over the post-war period, annual military expenditure attributable to forces billeted abroad comes out to around 1.4% of domestic product per year.

  127. @photondancer
    @Not Only Wrathful

    "it mostly tries to gives the impression that Ashli Babbitt was murdered by the protestors"

    Seeing this in Australia too. Every article on the 'riot' (a word never used for the BLM riots) starts off with a reminder that 4 people died, but never say that 3 died of natural causes and the 4th was shot by a police man for no reason.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    They haven’t released autopsy results on Ofc. Sicknick. His family says he texted them and told them he’d been pepper sprayed a couple of times but was OK. He didn’t mention being hit on the head or any other place. He collapsed in the division office later and was taken to the hospital where they found a blood clot in his brain.

    There is a video of a cop in a helmet outside the building getting hit with a fire extinguisher, but it’s not clear who the officer is nor is it clear that the officer had any reaction to being hit.

    • Replies: @photondancer
    @Art Deco

    Yes, I left out that one because a) it's not usually mentioned here and b) we don't have the facts.

  128. @Kyle
    @Corvinus

    Do you think trump knowingly coordinated an attack mob to storm the capitol? Do you also think George Soros is writing checks to antifa members to riot in Portland for 100 consecutive nights? It’s more likely that wannabe street brawlers on either end of the political spectrum are just that stupid & that pissed off.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Corvinus

    Do you also think George Soros is writing checks to antifa members to riot in Portland for 100 consecutive nights?

    No. I think he uses cut-outs to finance their activities.

  129. @Corvinus
    @peterike

    "And “storming the Capitol” is a ludicrous exaggeration."

    To the contrary...

    The event was pre-planned to assault the Capitol. Trump primed the pump.

    https://twitter.com/AynRandPaulRyan/status/1349312406804025345

    https://twitter.com/adamgoldmanNYT/status/1348963486756458496

    https://twitter.com/GoddamnGlenn/status/1349127677136003072

    And Trump supporters incited violence.

    https://twitter.com/Pervaizistan/status/1349191255184580611

    https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1349082393815212033

    Let us understand one thing. Any citizen from the 2020 Spring/Summer BLM movement who had engaged in actions like hitting a cop, or damaging property, or other similar actions should have been prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Remember, most people engaged in non-violent action. From what I read, there were around 14,000 people who were arrested in relation to those protest marches, with 427 being pinched by D.C. cops between May 30 and June 2.

    Replies: @anon, @Kyle, @El Dato

    Here are the insurrectionists talking about the plan, including detailed schematics of the Capitol building.

    I expected Black Hawk Down style power hosing.

    I see clowns right out of some commune traipsing around not knowing whether to go left or right, for some reason breaking windows, antifa-style. Some are apparently stealing the phones? Some forgot to put on their mask to avoid being recognized on selfies. No “detailed schematics”.

    These are not the organized insurrectionists you are looking for.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @El Dato

    "These are not the organized insurrectionists you are looking for."

    To the contrary...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/terror-watchlist-capitol-riot-fbi/2021/01/14/07412814-55f7-11eb-a931-5b162d0d033d_story.html

    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1349491934579085312

    https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1349203452753272834

    Replies: @Hibernian

  130. @Almost Missouri
    @Kratoklastes


    Far better that the incompetence of the Parler dickheads gets established early on
     
    I don't have the impression that she did it to "establish incompetence". I have the impression that she did it because she disagrees with the speech that is on Parler. Or to adapt Voltaire: "She may disagree with what you say, but she will persecute you to death for you saying it." In other words, she's about the opposite of the "free speech absolutist" she claims to be.

    there are plenty of mechanisms for people to engage in unrestricted, anonymous online discussions. It’s still many-to-many, but it differs from ‘social media’ in that it doesn’t have any mechanism for people who want to use an audience for money-grubbing (‘influencers’ and other hack fuckwits).
     
    Sounds good. What is it?

    Replies: @Jack D, @Dissident

    Or to adapt Voltaire: “She may disagree with what you say, but she will persecute you to death for you saying it.”

    I may not agree with your misattributing the alluded-to quote to Voltaire but I would never persecute (much less kill) you for doing so.
    🙂

  131. @Art Deco
    @photondancer

    They haven't released autopsy results on Ofc. Sicknick. His family says he texted them and told them he'd been pepper sprayed a couple of times but was OK. He didn't mention being hit on the head or any other place. He collapsed in the division office later and was taken to the hospital where they found a blood clot in his brain.

    There is a video of a cop in a helmet outside the building getting hit with a fire extinguisher, but it's not clear who the officer is nor is it clear that the officer had any reaction to being hit.

    Replies: @photondancer

    Yes, I left out that one because a) it’s not usually mentioned here and b) we don’t have the facts.

  132. Who depends on Wikipedia for any true info ?

  133. @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    https://twitter.com/axios/status/1349197713246621698

    Question: Why?

    Answer: Because it's 2021!

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @Polistra, @Sick of Orcs, @GeraldB, @indocon, @Ragno, @EdwardM

    I think we’re all supposed to suddenly shiver in our boots because – gee, the Deep State is really, really mad this time!

    Amazingly, they STILL don’t understand that we’re simply not listening anymore.

    After all: what can they threaten us with at this point? If Uncle Shemp locked you down into bankruptcy, then gave the DNC’s army of Orcs the all-clear to loot and burn the corpse of your business and/or your city entire, and now disenfranchises you and yours by stealing your vote right in front of you – safe in the knowledge that the other 2/3 of the Unholy Trinity (Silicon Valley and the MSM) will be only too happy to ball-gag your voice into a muffled inaudible sound no one can hear, let alone interpret……what more can they threaten you with? Literal Mau-Mau invaders climbing through your windows?

    This is why I cannot and will not preface my hostility towards our Ruling Class with a dickless disclaimer like first of all, I completely condemn the violence we saw last week in our nation’s capitol – because I most assuredly do NOT.

    What I saw was roughly 90 minutes of mild-to-moderate civil disobedience, probably goosed into being by antifa, but in any event the textbook definition of a mostly-peaceful protest that was long, LONG overdue, even at watered-down half- or quarter-strength.

    Let me state it plainly: our nation’s Capitol is not sacred or sacrosanct; Main Street, USA is. That’s where honest men and women toil to keep our lights out and our drinking water potable, and where they produce the tax money that the Uniparty steals to maintain their hive of scum and villainy….and you saw last year what Congress thinks of Main Street.

    Yes, I know: it’s too late to reinstate Mr Trump, and though I can’t help but admire his balls, he was probably never going to correct his errors of judgment and procedure – in fact, granting him another four years at this point would probably result in free chicken and repamarations for that sucking chest wound of the 13% of the electorate that has never and will never contribute a damn thing except horrific news items on the local-crime blotters of our nation’s pennysavers. But if we owe Trump anything – and we do – it’s his example legitimizing what we’ve long known to the point where we should all be saying it out loud to one another, and to anyone who cares to engage us in political discussions, from here on out:

    We are not listening anymore.

    • LOL: Corvinus
    • Replies: @Orville H. Larson
    @Ragno

    "Let me state it plainly: our nation's Capitol is NOT sacred or sacrosanct; Main Street, USA is. That's where honest men and women toil to keep our lights on and our drinking water potable, and where they produce the tax money that the Uniparty steals to maintain their hive of scum and villainy . . . and you saw last year what Congress thinks of Main Street."

    Damn straight.

    The 535 bought-and-paid-for members of the Parliament of Whores--uh, Congress--are out-of-touch with Mr. & Mrs. Joe Six-Pack. . . .

  134. @Kyle
    @Corvinus

    Do you think trump knowingly coordinated an attack mob to storm the capitol? Do you also think George Soros is writing checks to antifa members to riot in Portland for 100 consecutive nights? It’s more likely that wannabe street brawlers on either end of the political spectrum are just that stupid & that pissed off.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Corvinus

    “Do you think trump knowingly coordinated an attack mob to storm the capitol?”

    I would say he is complicit, as in he was “in the know”.

  135. @El Dato
    @Corvinus


    Here are the insurrectionists talking about the plan, including detailed schematics of the Capitol building.
     
    I expected Black Hawk Down style power hosing.

    I see clowns right out of some commune traipsing around not knowing whether to go left or right, for some reason breaking windows, antifa-style. Some are apparently stealing the phones? Some forgot to put on their mask to avoid being recognized on selfies. No "detailed schematics".

    These are not the organized insurrectionists you are looking for.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “These are not the organized insurrectionists you are looking for.”

    To the contrary…

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/terror-watchlist-capitol-riot-fbi/2021/01/14/07412814-55f7-11eb-a931-5b162d0d033d_story.html

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Corvinus

    NYT quoting some spooks - very unbiased.

    Replies: @Corvinus

  136. @Dissident
    @Corvinus


    But that’s right up your alley, Mr. Sailer, as in a similar vein you cagily ignore offering inconvenient truths in your own narrative.
     
    Have you not overlooked an absolutely critical difference between our host and Wikipedia?

    Does Mr. Sailer bill this blog or his opinion column as an encyclopedia or a news outlet?

    You yourself, in a different post to this thread, referred-to "this fine opinion webzine".

    Opinion.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    I would say Mr. Sailer informs his audience of what he believes is the truth through his alleged master pattern recognition skills that relates to newsworthy items on his blog, which is part of an opinion webzine, a characterization preferred by Mr. Unz.

  137. @Corvinus
    @El Dato

    "These are not the organized insurrectionists you are looking for."

    To the contrary...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/terror-watchlist-capitol-riot-fbi/2021/01/14/07412814-55f7-11eb-a931-5b162d0d033d_story.html

    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1349491934579085312

    https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1349203452753272834

    Replies: @Hibernian

    NYT quoting some spooks – very unbiased.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Hibernian

    "NYT quoting some spooks – very unbiased."

    You're going to have to do better than be outright dismissive. What do you specifically question from the sources I provided? Why?

    Replies: @Hibernian

  138. @Ragno
    @JohnnyWalker123

    I think we're all supposed to suddenly shiver in our boots because - gee, the Deep State is really, really mad this time!

    Amazingly, they STILL don't understand that we're simply not listening anymore.

    After all: what can they threaten us with at this point? If Uncle Shemp locked you down into bankruptcy, then gave the DNC's army of Orcs the all-clear to loot and burn the corpse of your business and/or your city entire, and now disenfranchises you and yours by stealing your vote right in front of you - safe in the knowledge that the other 2/3 of the Unholy Trinity (Silicon Valley and the MSM) will be only too happy to ball-gag your voice into a muffled inaudible sound no one can hear, let alone interpret......what more can they threaten you with? Literal Mau-Mau invaders climbing through your windows?

    This is why I cannot and will not preface my hostility towards our Ruling Class with a dickless disclaimer like first of all, I completely condemn the violence we saw last week in our nation's capitol - because I most assuredly do NOT.

    What I saw was roughly 90 minutes of mild-to-moderate civil disobedience, probably goosed into being by antifa, but in any event the textbook definition of a mostly-peaceful protest that was long, LONG overdue, even at watered-down half- or quarter-strength.

    Let me state it plainly: our nation's Capitol is not sacred or sacrosanct; Main Street, USA is. That's where honest men and women toil to keep our lights out and our drinking water potable, and where they produce the tax money that the Uniparty steals to maintain their hive of scum and villainy....and you saw last year what Congress thinks of Main Street.

    Yes, I know: it's too late to reinstate Mr Trump, and though I can't help but admire his balls, he was probably never going to correct his errors of judgment and procedure - in fact, granting him another four years at this point would probably result in free chicken and repamarations for that sucking chest wound of the 13% of the electorate that has never and will never contribute a damn thing except horrific news items on the local-crime blotters of our nation's pennysavers. But if we owe Trump anything - and we do - it's his example legitimizing what we've long known to the point where we should all be saying it out loud to one another, and to anyone who cares to engage us in political discussions, from here on out:

    We are not listening anymore.

    Replies: @Orville H. Larson

    “Let me state it plainly: our nation’s Capitol is NOT sacred or sacrosanct; Main Street, USA is. That’s where honest men and women toil to keep our lights on and our drinking water potable, and where they produce the tax money that the Uniparty steals to maintain their hive of scum and villainy . . . and you saw last year what Congress thinks of Main Street.”

    Damn straight.

    The 535 bought-and-paid-for members of the Parliament of Whores–uh, Congress–are out-of-touch with Mr. & Mrs. Joe Six-Pack. . . .

  139. @Hibernian
    @Corvinus

    NYT quoting some spooks - very unbiased.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “NYT quoting some spooks – very unbiased.”

    You’re going to have to do better than be outright dismissive. What do you specifically question from the sources I provided? Why?

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Corvinus

    Anonymity of the source and record of poor ethics of the publisher.

    Replies: @Corvinus

  140. Dubya’s pastor sentenced:

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @MEH 0910

    IIRC, Dubya has two residences, one in the Dallas suburbs and one in the Hill Country. Why would this man in Houston be his pastor?

    Replies: @MEH 0910

    , @Ragno
    @MEH 0910

    I certainly hope Dubya allowed himself to be fooled by the friendly overtures, photo-ops with Michelle, etc, the Left has favored him with during their relentless Trump-hunt in recent years. Just like I hope Romney's head is swimmin' and-a swoonin' with the wet-eyed admiration for his "strength of character" he's received from the likes of Maddow, Lemon, O'Donnell, and the rest of them.

    It'll make their sudden, complete changes of facial expression - once Trump's in the rear-view and they're the target du jour again - that much more delicious. An apt phrase from an old horror movie - let no hand be raised to defend them! - comes to mind.

  141. But aren’t Black supremacist views ok? Wakanda and all that.

  142. @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    https://twitter.com/axios/status/1349197713246621698

    Question: Why?

    Answer: Because it's 2021!

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @Polistra, @Sick of Orcs, @GeraldB, @indocon, @Ragno, @EdwardM

    We have to give Mitch McConnell a lot of credit for the successes, such as they were, of the Trump presidency. Given what he had to work with, he was a large net positive in the past four years.

    Still, I would be outraged if he voted to impeach. I guess he’d prefer that Trump not be the nominee in 2024 for whatever reason. He just got reelected, so it seems likely that he won’t have to face the voters again (though he’ll be only 84 in 2026, still younger than average, I suppose, for a U.S. Senator).

  143. @Corvinus
    @Hibernian

    "NYT quoting some spooks – very unbiased."

    You're going to have to do better than be outright dismissive. What do you specifically question from the sources I provided? Why?

    Replies: @Hibernian

    Anonymity of the source and record of poor ethics of the publisher.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Hibernian

    "Anonymity of the source and record of poor ethics of the publisher."

    The sources clearly showed who was providing the information. What exactly is this "record of poor ethics" you refer to?

  144. @MEH 0910
    Dubya's pastor sentenced:

    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1349876487177035777

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Ragno

    IIRC, Dubya has two residences, one in the Dallas suburbs and one in the Hill Country. Why would this man in Houston be his pastor?

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @Art Deco

    Good point. I should have wrote "Dubya's spiritual adviser" instead. I suspect by now that it would be "ex-spiritual adviser".

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirbyjon_Caldwell#Relationship_with_George_W._Bush


    In 1996 George W. Bush, then governor of Texas, saw an article on Caldwell in the Dallas Morning News and contacted him.[citation needed] Bush spoke at the 1996 opening of the Power Center, and they agreed that a partnership between religious organizations and government could have positive social results. Although Caldwell is a political independent, in 2000 Bush asked Caldwell to introduce him at the 2000 Republican National Convention.[citation needed]

    Caldwell offered the benediction at Bush's 2001 inauguration.[7] His prayer triggered controversy; Caldwell prayed in "the name that's above all other names, Jesus the Christ. Let all who agree say amen". Alan Dershowitz wrote, "The plain message conveyed by the new administration is that George W. Bush's America is a Christian nation, and that non-Christians are welcome into the tent so long as they agree to accept their status as a tolerated minority rather than as full equal citizens".[citation needed] Caldwell denies proselytizing, saying that he always prayed in the name of Jesus.

    Days after the September 11 attacks in 2001, Caldwell was invited by President Bush to speak at the memorial at the Washington National Cathedral.[citation needed] Later that day, Caldwell joined Bush on his visit to the World Trade Center site. Bush wrote in Decision Points, "it was comforting to have a friend and a man of faith by my side".[citation needed] In 2003, Bush visited the Power Center for its 10th anniversary.[citation needed] Caldwell again offered the benediction at Bush's second inauguration; this time he prayed, "respective of all faiths, I submit this prayer in the name of Jesus."[citation needed] On May 10, 2008, Caldwell officiated at the wedding of Jenna Bush and Henry Hager in Crawford, Texas.[8] Caldwell's work at the Power Center was an inspiration for Bush's "faith based initiatives",[citation needed] and Caldwell was influential in the creation of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.[citation needed]
     


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirbyjon_Caldwell#Relationship_with_Barack_Obama

    Caldwell endorsed Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic primary,[9] supporting him against John McCain in the presidential election.[10] In August 2010, after media reports that 18 percent of Americans thought President Obama was a Muslim, Caldwell told reporters he had known Obama for years as a Christian who prays daily.[citation needed] He described the media questioning Obama's religion as "a 24-hour noise box committed to presenting the president in a false light".[11]
     
  145. @MEH 0910
    Dubya's pastor sentenced:

    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1349876487177035777

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Ragno

    I certainly hope Dubya allowed himself to be fooled by the friendly overtures, photo-ops with Michelle, etc, the Left has favored him with during their relentless Trump-hunt in recent years. Just like I hope Romney’s head is swimmin’ and-a swoonin’ with the wet-eyed admiration for his “strength of character” he’s received from the likes of Maddow, Lemon, O’Donnell, and the rest of them.

    It’ll make their sudden, complete changes of facial expression – once Trump’s in the rear-view and they’re the target du jour again – that much more delicious. An apt phrase from an old horror movie – let no hand be raised to defend them! – comes to mind.

  146. @Hibernian
    @Corvinus

    Anonymity of the source and record of poor ethics of the publisher.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “Anonymity of the source and record of poor ethics of the publisher.”

    The sources clearly showed who was providing the information. What exactly is this “record of poor ethics” you refer to?

  147. @GeraldB
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Why? Well, like Mitch, I defended Trump until a couple of weeks ago. As he lost lawsuit after lawsuit, yet refused to admit defeat, I became more and more uncomfortable.

    I thought his phone call to the Georgia secretary of state was the last straw. His oddly specific demand that they "find" the exact number of votes needed for him to win, and his veiled threats reminded me of a Mafia Don.

    But that wasn't the last straw. His speech on January 6 was clearly an incitement to violence. It was also a lie... he said "We're going to march down to the Capitol, and I'll be right there with you." But where was he? If he had any balls, he would have led the group storming the Capitol.

    At any rate, the House is going to pass articles of impeachment. The trial in the Senate should be extremely short; a video of his speech on Jan. 6 should be all the evidence that they need to find him guilty of inciting insurrection.

    Replies: @peterike, @Reg Cæsar, @TFwimbling

    The lawsuits were poorly crafted. The plaintiffs had standing based on the gerrymandering cases, for example (one man one vote). The list of plaintiffs should have included defrauded voters in the swing states, in every case. Etc. etc.
    The context of the 1 hour phone call was that it was easy to adjust the count based on massive proven fraud, e.g. tens of thousands of out of state and deceased voters who should have been purged from the voter rolls.
    The demonstration near the Capitol was legal, with a formal permit. The few hundred rioters out of 200,000 demonstrators were known in advance to the FBI, who urged Mayor Muriel Bowser 7 times to accept a National Guard contingent. Each time she declined, with the typical excuse “It wouldn’t look good”. In Trump’s speech (which you erroneously fault), he mentioned that the purpose of the Capitol demonstration would be to support the Congresspersons who were boldly planning to argue Vote Fraud, and to urge VP Pence to formally order a further investigation. Pres. Trump exhorted the participants to “peaceably and patriotically” demonstrate their views.
    The Snap Impeachment was illegal, for denial of due process.

  148. @Art Deco
    @MEH 0910

    IIRC, Dubya has two residences, one in the Dallas suburbs and one in the Hill Country. Why would this man in Houston be his pastor?

    Replies: @MEH 0910

    Good point. I should have wrote “Dubya’s spiritual adviser” instead. I suspect by now that it would be “ex-spiritual adviser”.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirbyjon_Caldwell#Relationship_with_George_W._Bush

    In 1996 George W. Bush, then governor of Texas, saw an article on Caldwell in the Dallas Morning News and contacted him.[citation needed] Bush spoke at the 1996 opening of the Power Center, and they agreed that a partnership between religious organizations and government could have positive social results. Although Caldwell is a political independent, in 2000 Bush asked Caldwell to introduce him at the 2000 Republican National Convention.[citation needed]

    Caldwell offered the benediction at Bush’s 2001 inauguration.[7] His prayer triggered controversy; Caldwell prayed in “the name that’s above all other names, Jesus the Christ. Let all who agree say amen”. Alan Dershowitz wrote, “The plain message conveyed by the new administration is that George W. Bush’s America is a Christian nation, and that non-Christians are welcome into the tent so long as they agree to accept their status as a tolerated minority rather than as full equal citizens”.[citation needed] Caldwell denies proselytizing, saying that he always prayed in the name of Jesus.

    Days after the September 11 attacks in 2001, Caldwell was invited by President Bush to speak at the memorial at the Washington National Cathedral.[citation needed] Later that day, Caldwell joined Bush on his visit to the World Trade Center site. Bush wrote in Decision Points, “it was comforting to have a friend and a man of faith by my side”.[citation needed] In 2003, Bush visited the Power Center for its 10th anniversary.[citation needed] Caldwell again offered the benediction at Bush’s second inauguration; this time he prayed, “respective of all faiths, I submit this prayer in the name of Jesus.”[citation needed] On May 10, 2008, Caldwell officiated at the wedding of Jenna Bush and Henry Hager in Crawford, Texas.[8] Caldwell’s work at the Power Center was an inspiration for Bush’s “faith based initiatives”,[citation needed] and Caldwell was influential in the creation of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.[citation needed]

    [MORE]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirbyjon_Caldwell#Relationship_with_Barack_Obama

    Caldwell endorsed Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic primary,[9] supporting him against John McCain in the presidential election.[10] In August 2010, after media reports that 18 percent of Americans thought President Obama was a Muslim, Caldwell told reporters he had known Obama for years as a Christian who prays daily.[citation needed] He described the media questioning Obama’s religion as “a 24-hour noise box committed to presenting the president in a false light”.[11]

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